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When Will Sanders Concede?

When does Sanders concede?


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While some votes are still counted, the result is determined. Clinton will win the democratic nomination, beating Sanders by every imaginable metric. However, Clinton did not get enough pledge delegates to win without a few super-delegates. This is a formality, as the super-delegates will support Clinton at the convention. So when does Sanders concede? Poll incoming.
 

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It will be during the convention. Hillary has won the nomination, but Sanders can use his delegates to influence the party platform.
 

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After he meets with the President Thursday.

Possibly in a joint appearance with Obama .
 

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I'm still optimistic that he will move toward that tonight, but I have just enough pessimism to think he and/or his supporters will act like a Southerner still praying for the Confederacy to rise again.
 

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Sanders quits when he's unable to squeeze any more donations from his supporters.
 

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He needs to run third party. His supporters are enthusiastic about him, while Hillary voters are grudgingly voting for her out of blind allegiance to the bloated corporation that is the democrat party.
So I vote 'never'.
 

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He needs to run third party. His supporters are enthusiastic about him, while Hillary voters are grudgingly voting for her out of blind allegiance to the bloated corporation that is the democrat party.
So I vote 'never'.

Well, you want him to run third party since that is one of the few possible ways Trump wins. It won't happen though. So let's keep this in the real world.
 

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I think it will be hard for him to concede given the mantra he pushes that he was cheated (despite losing in every way to Hillary). I doubt he'll run as an independent or 3rd party, but I see him possibly conceding at the convention in a not so sincere way. Basically a "It's her vs Trump so go with Hillary."
 

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Well, you want him to run third party since that is one of the few possible ways Trump wins. It won't happen though. So let's keep this in the real world.

Why should Bernie drop out? He has nothing to lose. He's been a thorn in the side of big business dems like Hillary, and his supporters love him for it.

This might surprise you, but if there were no Republicans running, and our only choices were Bernie or Hillary, I'd vote Bernie!
 

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While some votes are still counted, the result is determined. Clinton will win the democratic nomination, beating Sanders by every imaginable metric. However, Clinton did not get enough pledge delegates to win without a few super-delegates. This is a formality, as the super-delegates will support Clinton at the convention. So when does Sanders concede? Poll incoming.

Sometime between now and the end of July.
 

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He won't until Hillary makes the platform concessions he's asking for; he's going to contest this until she commits to policy compromise with his sizable ~43% minority of the Dem party or the nomination is officially won, as he should.
 
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He won't until Hillary makes the platform concessions he's asking for; he's going to contest this until she commits to policy compromise with his sizable ~43% minority of the Dem party or the nomination is officially won, as he should.

There's no way Hillary will ever compromise, though.
 
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There's no way Hillary will ever compromise, though.

Why would she? Sanders has no leverage. Worst he can do is be a nuisance, and she still will probably win in November. Sanders has been offered some nice thinks, he will have some people on the platform committee. Not enough to take over, not enough to force any changes, but that is a lot more than he could have had(remember, he lost, and not by a little bit), and more than he probably will have if he does not cooperate. So why would the winner then give in to the loser?
 

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Why would she? Sanders has no leverage. Worst he can do is be a nuisance, and she still will probably win in November. Sanders has been offered some nice thinks, he will have some people on the platform committee. Not enough to take over, not enough to force any changes, but that is a lot more than he could have had(remember, he lost, and not by a little bit), and more than he probably will have if he does not cooperate. So why would the winner then give in to the loser?

To retain his supporters and not risk losing to Trump? To say that Sanders has no leverage whatsoever is both inaccurate and foolhardy; if that were true, 43% of the party wouldn't be behind him.
 

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i dont know why this election is so heated, hillary clinton is going to be the next president whether we like it or not, ive been saying this for years, it should be very obvious too anyone who pays attention. Sanders is running to promote his issues and promote his brand of democratic socialism, trump is running for several reasons but the only reason the republican party is allowing him to run is because the party still hasnt recovered from the horrible bush administration. Anyone they run in 2024 (yes hillary will be re-elected as well) is going to seem like a genuine einstein, this election is already decided, everybody please go home
 

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To retain his supporters and not risk losing to Trump? To say that Sanders has no leverage whatsoever is both inaccurate and foolhardy; if that were true, 43% of the party wouldn't be behind him.

History shows that most of his supporters will end up supporting her.
 

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History shows that most of his supporters will end up supporting her.

I pity the person who trusts in precedent this electoral cycle. Further, even if most do, depending on the percentage, that may not be enough.
 

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I pity the person who trusts in precedent this electoral cycle. Further, even if most do, depending on the percentage, that may not be enough.

It is already happening. Clinton outperformed polling today.
 

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It is already happening. Clinton outperformed polling today.

That's a lot of confidence to garner from so minute a data point. Again, if you think the smart move for Clinton is summarily disregarding nearly half the party despite what's at stake, I disagree completely; the risk/reward doesn't justify it whatsoever.
 

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Friday (June 10) at the latest.

I thought or hoped that the results in California would be better. But since not, he needs to leave pronto.

And, if Hillary is so sure of being president and of having a majority of American support, then she shouldn't need Sander voters anyway.

Calm
 

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I don't think he'll ever concede. At some point, he may make a vague statement indicating he's no longer running for the party's nomination, but he won't admit defeat.

Either way, it remains irrelevant, as he made it clear he won't support Clinton unless she makes concessions, something she arrogantly dismissed. The democratic party will remain divided all the way to November, and the demagogue that democrats and progressives have been ridiculing and trivializing for long will deliver the death blow.
 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign will lay off at least half of his presidential campaign staff on Wednesday, following the last multi-state primaries on Tuesday night.

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I figure that in the next few days the focus moves to figuring out a way to get people paid, he is going to have to admit that he is done to get the people with the money to help him with that.
 

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In a way, Sanders mirrors the efforts of Ron Paul's effects on the right, but on a much larger scale (he's more popular on left that Paul ever was for the right). His impact won't necessarily be felt Presidentially, but I can see it trickling down (you like how I introduce a right wing economic concept to a left wing idealist platform?) into future senate and house races where further left leaning agendas start making their presence felt on the ticket, much like the Tea Party impacted the Republicans.

Hillary wins in November barring something unforseen (which is possible this election cycle). Some disenfranchised Bernie voters will stay home, but Trumps negative will frighten most of them into selecting the lesser of two evils.

Oh and...Hitler...thread sufficiently Godwinned.
 
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