Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Friday said that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, but he added that he’s still not ready to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary.
“Yes, I think the issue right here is I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump,” Sanders said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked if he will vote for Clinton.
He acknowledged that Clinton has essentially secured the Democratic presidential nomination.
“I’m pretty good at arithmetic. What I know is Hillary Clinton has more pledged delegates than I do, and she has a lot more superdelegates that I do,” he said, adding that now he wants to get more people involved in the political process.
Sanders indicated that he is unwilling to concede to Clinton anytime soon when asked why he won’t withdraw from the primary.
“Why would I want to do that when I want to fight to make sure that we have the best platform that we possibly can, that we win the most delegates that we can, and that we transform — the goal of our campaign was to transform this nation,” he said.
He was also asked if he was hurting Clinton in the general election by staying the the race.
“You talk about disunity, I talk about people in the political process and wanting to have a government and party that represents all of us,” he said. “What we want is a government that represents all of us, and that’s what I intend to fight for.”