Bernie Calls for Delay of Wisconsin Primary

Posted: Apr 01, 2020 12:45 PM
Bernie Calls for Delay of Wisconsin Primary

Source: AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) remains in the Democratic primary, despite former Vice President Joe Biden virtually locking up the nomination, with his substantial delegate lead and support from former presidential candidates and establishment figures. 

Sen. Sanders called for Wisconsin’s upcoming primary to be delayed. Other states with April or May primaries have already postponed primaries or taken steps to transition to mail-in voting exclusively, including Maryland, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Rhode Island, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Wyoming and Connecticut.

Sen. Sanders said last week that if the Democratic National Committee (DNC) held a debate in April, he would be present, despite the unifying call within the Democratic Party for Sen. Sanders to exit the race. 

Sen. Sanders affirmed his plan to stay in the primary during an appearance on The View on Wednesday morning:

Sen. Sanders' resistance exiting the primary, when Biden has all but locked up the nomination, is a repeat of the 2016 Democratic primary, when Sen. Sanders delayed dropping out and conceding to Hillary Clinton.