Washington, June 6: As the D-Day of the final primary contests approaches, the US election campaign is growing aggressive and complicated. None of the candidates are leaving a chance to pin th eother one in the face of the race for acquiring delegations.
While Hillary Clinton is way ahead of Bernie Sanders, the latter is hell bent to be in the race till the end. If Sanders wins in California, he will get a significant lift. However, Clinton is only 60 delegates short of the threshold and may indeed be declared victorious tomorrow.
Adding to the pressure on Sanders is the fact that Clinton won the primary in Puerto Rico, where both she and Sanders campaigned. Sanders only hope now is the convention, where he is still lobbying superdelegates, who are the party officials and state leaders who cast their vote at the convention.
Sanders is now trying to make the case stronger for himself by convincing the delegates to withdraw their support from Clinton.
Sanders next bait is Clinton Foundation, which draws a lot of foreign donation. He said, "We need a real change in this country. And we need a government which represents all of us, not just the 1 percent."
He further said that it would be unfair of Clinton to claim her victory on Tuesday based on her total delegate count.
"It is extremely unlikely that Secretary Clinton will have the requisite number of pledged delegates to claim victory on Tuesday night. Now, I have heard reports that Secretary Clinton has said it's all going to be over on Tuesday night. I have reports that the media, after the New Jersey results come in, are going to declare that it is all over. That simply is not accurate."," Sanders further said.
Speaking of the Clinton Foundation, Sanders said, "If you ask me about the Clinton Foundation, do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of state and a foundation run by her husband collects many millions of dollars from foreign governments, governments which are dictatorships? You don't have a lot of civil liberties or democratic rights in Saudi Arabia."
"You don't have a lot of respect there for opposition points of view for gay rights, for women's rights. Yes, do I have a problem with that? Yes, I do."