United States Presidential Election 2020: Bernie Sanders Drops Out Of Presidential Race

United States Presidential Election 2020: Bernie Sanders Drops Out Of Presidential Race

US Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign, opening the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden to become candidate for the Democratic Party. 

Bernie Sanders, 78, told his supporters that he saw no realistic way to get enough votes to secure the nomination.

Bernie Sanders, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the nomination of the party in 2016, posed a formidable challenge to Biden in the 2020 election, becoming the front runner early this year and winning the most votes in the first three state-wide contests. 

But he was soon overshadowed by a growing Biden, who won the overwhelming majority of the remaining primaries and now holds a commanding lead for delegates who select the candidate in the all-important race.

Bernie Sanders has dropped out of US presidential race, leaving Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump as the likely Democratic candidate. 

"I want to thank the two million Americans who have contributed financially to our campaign, and showed the world that we can take on a corrupt campaign and finance system, and run a major presidential campaign without being dependent on the wealthy and the powerful," Sanders said.

After poor performance in the caucuses of the party, the 78-year- Vermont senator ended his bid for the White House. 

Sanders said in a livestream to his supporters: "I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who knocked at the doors, millions of them, in the frozen winters of Iowa and New Hampshire, in the rain, in South Carolina, and in states across the country."

"Together we have transformed American consciousness as to what kind of nation we can become, and have taken this country a major step forward in the never-ending struggle for economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice," Sanders said.

Several US lawmakers have come out in favor of these recommendations, and Biden himself has moved to the left to implement some of Sanders 'proposals, although he has emphasized that he does not favor the Sanders' Medicare for All program. 

Biden tweeted his gratitude to Sanders, hailing him as "a good man, a great leader and one of our country's most powerful voices for change." 

Photo: Bernie Sanders