Ralph Nader: 'Why should Bernie Sanders drop out?'
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Ralph Nader said Thursday that Democratic hopeful Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAlan Dershowitz: In defense of Chelsea Clinton O'Rourke: Decisions on late-term abortions 'best left to a woman and her doctor' CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina MORE shouldn’t drop out of the race for the party’s presidential nomination in case front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Dem strategist says Donna Brazile is joining Fox News 'for the money' CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina MORE gets caught in a scandal.

“But why should Bernie Sanders drop out? There could be a scandal with Hillary Clinton,” the former Green Party presidential nominee told CNN.

“Those transcripts and closed-door meetings with the big bankers and other corporations could be released,” he said, referring to Clinton’s refusal to release transcripts of her paid speeches at Wall Street companies.

Nader, who hasn’t made a formal endorsement, but often speaks positively of Sanders, also noted that the superdelegates who have backed Clinton are not bound and could switch their support.

“He made a good point, Bernie, when he said he wants to go all the way to the convention so everyone — ending up in California — every voter can have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice,” he said.

Clinton leads Sanders in pledged delegates 1,645 to 1,318, according to the Associated Press delegate tracker. Her lead balloons when superdelegates are added, bringing her to 2,165 delegates to Sanders’s 1,357. Democrats need 2,383 to win the party’s nomination.