Sanders: There will be a contested convention
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Both sides were wrong about Mueller report, and none of it will likely matter for 2020 MORE on Saturday reiterated his vow to keep campaigning all the way to Democratic National Convention in late July, regardless of how the rest of the primaries turn out.


"Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Ex-FBI official: 'Links and coordination' with Russia happen everyday Ex-FBI agent: Americans should be 'disgusted' by Russian interference in Mueller report MORE will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination at the end of the nominating process on June 14,” Sanders told reporters in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to CNN. “Won't happen. She will be dependent on superdelegates.

"The Democratic National Convention will be a contested convention," he said.

Sanders criticized the media for accounting for superdelegates when talking about Clinton’s lead in the race, saying that their backing of a candidate is fluid and those who support Clinton now have six weeks before they actually cast their votes.

Still, the Vermont senator acknowledged the difficulties of getting enough superdelegates to switch over to him in order to secure the nomination. 

"We understand that we have a steep climb," he said. "I'm not here to tell you that tomorrow we're going to flip 300 superdelegates. You don't hear me say that. But I am saying we are going to make the case."

Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, is outpacing Sanders among pledged delegates — 1,769 to 1,501 —and superdelegates, 547 to 46.