Former Vice President Joe Biden saw even more decisive wins Tuesday night, over Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). With some states still yet to be called, Biden leads Sen. Sanders 775 to 633 in total delegates thus far.
With the nomination all but locked up for former Vice President Biden, the frontrunner received the support of yet another former presidential contender.
Andrew Yang: "I've had many personal conversations with Joe about the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the middle class. I believe that he is the right man for the job." https://t.co/9VjmXyfRI3 pic.twitter.com/6QrW2Ityif— The Hill (@thehill) March 11, 2020
Since I started running, I always said I would support the Democratic nominee. The math is clear - @joebiden will be the nominee and I am glad to endorse him for President. Joe knows how serious the fourth industrial revolution is. He and I have spoken about it at length. https://t.co/tekzzApBZj— Andrew Yang?? (@AndrewYang) March 11, 2020
To my friends and supporters who support @berniesanders, I was a Bernie supporter in 2016 and believe he is right in diagnosing much of what has gone wrong in our country. He is an inspiration to me and my entire team. I hope that we can unite to defeat Donald Trump in the Fall.— Andrew Yang?? (@AndrewYang) March 11, 2020
Andrew Yang draws a unique group of supporters, and undoubtedly the most relatable candidate. VP Biden is in need of young voters, especially those who vehemently support the “revolution” ideology embraced by Sen. Sanders. Yang endorsed Sen. Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016, and still says that Sen. Sanders inspired Yang’s run for the White House:
"I say this having supported Bernie Sanders in 2016. Bernie was an inspiration for me, he inspired my run. But the math says Joe is our prohibitive nominee. We need to bring the party together," Yang said on CNN.
After Tuesday night, it appears that the Democratic establishment will get their way, once again. Even with no real path to the nomination, Sen. Sanders and Vice President Biden are still scheduled to debate, one-on-one, on Sunday night.
With Yang's endorsement of VP Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the last major presidential candidate, who has exited the race, to not make an endorsement thus far.