Biden Reaches Deal to Let Sanders Keep Hundreds of Delegates

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/30/biden-reaches-deal-to-let-sanders-keep-hundreds-of-delegates/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has agreed to let former primary rival Bernie Sanders keep hundreds of delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidential race in a deal designed to avoid the bitter feelings that marred the party in 2016 and helped lead to Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Under party rules, Sanders should lose about a third of the delegates he’s won in primaries and caucuses as the process moves ahead and states select the people who will attend the Democratic National Convention. The rules say those delegates should be Biden supporters, as he is the only candidate still actively seeking the party’s nomination.