Bernie Sanders suspends his Presidential Campaign

On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders said he is suspending his presidential campaign in bowing to former Vice President Joe Biden's commanding delegate lead. Sanders announced a conference call with all staff members. He will make remarks to the public at 11:45 a.m. ET, his campaign says.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 08, 2020 21:24 IST

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Sanders decision


Sanders 'decision comes weeks after the Democratic race upended the coronavirus pandemic. The worsening outbreak delayed primary contests and the party's nominating convention, and stopped all campaigning in-person, forcing the two candidates from their respective homes to hold virtual events.

Sanders suspended his campaign after voters took to Wisconsin's polls on Tuesday. Despite public health issues, the state has been controversially moving ahead with its primary. Results are expected for the state contest on Monday.

It was the first state to have held a contest since 17 March. In Arizona, Florida, and Illinois, Biden won those caucuses, capping a month in which he rose from what looked like the political dead to win three straight weeks of multi-state primaries. Biden won 10 Super Tuesday contests, five a week later and three more in mid-March, before more than a dozen contests postponed by the virus. Protection Status