Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he will continue campaigning after Tuesday’s primaries, when the final six states cast ballots in the Democratic presidential race, and that if he does well, he will go to the Democratic National Convention in July with ‘an enormous amount of momentum.’
Sanders trails front-runner Hillary Clinton in the delegate count 2312-1545, but the race has remained competitive, with Sanders winning 21 primary contests, compared to 27 for Clinton. Polls show the two in a statistical tie in the California primary race, The New York Times reports.
Including superdelegates, Clinton is 71 shy of the number needed to clinch the nomination, a number she is virtually assured of attaining Tuesday, win or lose, when California and five other states cast ballots.
Sanders, who has pledged at times to campaign until voting ends, or until the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, reaffirmed that stance Wednesday.