Bernie Sanders is criticizing the Associated Press for triggering a wave of media outlets last night reporting that Hillary Clinton has enough delegates in her corner to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
The AP yesterday was the first to call the Democratic race for Clinton, because they did that infamously-biased tactic of calling up superdelegates, asking them who they were voting for, and doing the math.
On NBC Nightly News tonight, Sanders told Lester Holt that, from his understanding, they “started hounding superdelegates to tell them in an anonymous way who they’d be voting for,” and so he was “really disappointed in what the AP did.”
Sanders indicated that his campaign will be pushing to flip superdelegates from now until the convention, even if he’s behind in the popular vote and pledged delegates.
Holt pointed out, “You’d be defying history, you’d be defying the will of the voter.” Sanders said, “Defying history is what this campaign has been about.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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