UPDATED: July 26, 2016, 1:50 PM ET
Talks are reportedly underway to secure the ultimate show of party unity: having Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) formally nominate Hillary Clinton for President on Tuesday night.
While no plan for Sanders to officially nominate Clinton after the Democratic National Convention’s roll call vote, which is slated for Tuesday evening, has been publicly confirmed, NBC News first reported that negotiations to make that scenario a reality were ongoing:
Source tells @kwelkernbc Clinton camp negotiating a scenario where SANDERS officially nominates HRC at roll call conclusion; not a done deal
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 26, 2016
CNN also reported the talks:
— Lisa Mirando (@LisaMirandoCNN) July 26, 2016
But after those reports, NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell reported Sanders will not nominate Clinton but would ask the Vermont delegation to back her.
BREAKING: Sources tell me @berniesanders will not nominate Clinton himself but Vermont delegation to ask for unanimous vote for her
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) July 26, 2016