Sanders backs Biden as ex-rivals join forces to beat Trump
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FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Alaska Democrats are deciding their choice for the party's presidential nominee, as just one major candidate, Biden, remains actively campaigning. Results are expected Saturday, April 11, in the party-run primary, which became an exclusively vote-by-mail affair after concerns with COVID-19 scrapped plans for in-person voting sites and pushed back the original primary date of April 4. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
By BILL BARROW and ALEXANDRA JAFFE
Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated2020-04-14 00:12:47-04
Bernie Sanders is endorsing Joe Biden for president. The two former rivals made a joint online appearance on Monday, with Sanders asking all Americans to come together to support Biden's candidacy. The backing is a crucial development for Biden, who must bridge the Democratic Party’s ideological divide to unify voters against President Donald Trump in the fall. Biden and Sanders clashed throughout the primary over policy issues such as “Medicare for All." The endorsement stands in contrast to the extended 2016 fight between Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
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