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Sanders Says He Will Vote for Clinton


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addresses supporters in New York, June 23, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming November general elections.

The senator said stopping Donald Trump from entering the White House as president is one of his goals.

“Yes. The issue right here is I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. I think Trump in so many ways would be a disaster if he were elected president,” he said.

Sanders continues to campaign and speak at rallies across the nation even though Clinton secured early in June the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party nominee. He dismissed the idea that he should withdraw before the Democratic Convention.

“Why would I not want to do what we can when I want to fight to make sure that we have the best platform that we possibly can,” Sanders said insisting that his presence aimed to involve the American people in the political process.

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    Aline Barros

    Aline Barros is an immigration reporter for VOA’s News Center in Washington, D.C. Before joining VOA in 2016, Aline worked for the Gazette Newspapers and Channel 21 Montgomery Community Media, both in Montgomery County, Md. She has been published by the Washington Post, G1 Portal Brazilian News, and Fox News Latino. Aline holds a broadcast journalism degree from University of Maryland. Follow her @AlineBarros2.

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