“The convention will be a contested contest,” Sanders said at a Washington, D.C. press conference Sunday…
“It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone,” Sanders said, referring to the final day of primaries. “She will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention.”
That’s where Sanders said his campaign will attempt to further complicate the front-runner’s effort. He hopes to steal superdelegates already committed to her, including some who backed her before Sanders announced his bid last April.
For Sanders the fight may be less about winning the election than earning support that he believes is rightfully his. He complained Sunday about primary rules, including a rule imposed by New York Democrats that barred independents from voting in the state’s crucial primary, won handily by Clinton.