After the last primary sweep for Joe Biden, it seemed inevitable that Bernie Sanders would decide to drop out of the race and support the presumptive nominee, but that hasn’t happened. On the contrary, Sanders’ announced today that he plans to stay in the race until at least the end of April when the NY primary is scheduled to take place:
In a Tuesday morning email, the Vermont senator’s campaign said they were ramping up for the next round of primaries with thousands of volunteers phone-banking and organizing in the Empire State.
“In the ramp up to the New York primary, Bernie 2020 today announced full-time state staff and a broadscale digital organizing program throughout the state,” the email read…
“At a time of so much uncertainty and struggle, we have been blown away by the huge grassroots support for Bernie in New York, and the eagerness of people across the state to rally around an agenda that works for working people,” campaign New York state director Rafael Navar said.
As I wrote earlier, New York is now expecting the peak of the coronavirus wave to hit around the middle of April. If that happens and if the health system is overrun as Gov. Cuomo is afraid it will be, I don’t think New York will hold its primary a couple of weeks later. There are already suggestions that the state should scrap it altogether. Sanders’ campaign also said Tuesday it was looking forward to the next debate which, as of today, hasn’t even been scheduled yet: