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Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden for President
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:26:22 AM »
Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden for President
By Sydney Ember and Katie Glueck
Published April 13, 2020
Updated April 16, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the Democratic nominee for president on Monday, adding the weight of his left-wing support to Mr. Biden’s candidacy and taking a major step toward bringing unity to the party’s effort to unseat President Trump in November.

The decision by Mr. Sanders to back his former rival is  an unmistakable signal to his supporters — who are known for their intense loyalty — that they should do so as well, at a moment when Mr. Biden still faces deep skepticism from many younger progressive voters.

In a surprise joint appearance over live-streamed video, the two men revealed a rapprochement forged amid extraordinary circumstances  just five days after Mr. Sanders withdrew, a sign of how profoundly the coronavirus pandemic has changed the race. The uncertainty caused by the virus, the vast damage to the American economy and the fervent desire to deprive Mr. Trump of a second term prompted an earlier-than-expected alliance between two ideological rivals, aimed at bringing together disparate factions of the party.

“We need you in the White House,” Mr. Sanders said to Mr. Biden. “And I will do all that I can to see that that happens.”

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