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US elections: Bernie Sanders backs Hillary Clinton

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Washington, June 25: Bernie Sanders has finally declared that he would back Hillary Clinton for President. He clearly stated in a TV show,"I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump."

Justifying his stance, he said that he understood that Ms Clinton had won more pledged delegates than himself during the lengthy primaries. When he was asked if he would vote for the former Secretary of State, he replied he would.

Bernie Sanders

However, he stopped short of fully endorsing Clinton. Till the final primary on June 14, he maintained that he will not end his presidential campaign until the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

While he has accepted the inevitable, he is still striving to gain leverage into the July's convention. He believes that the Democratic party is doing nothing to address poverty and the woes of the people in the lower-income group. Meanwhile, his team was trying to incorporate many of his ideas on trade, climate change and universal healthcare in the platform that will be adopted at the July convention.

Sanders said he is concentrating on representing the millions of people show showd trust on him and encouraging them to be a part of the democratic process. His main agenda is to raise a voice against job cuts and low pay wages. "My job right now is to fight for the strongest possible platform in the Democrat election", he said.

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