Sanders plans huge campaign layoff: report
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Sanders on Wednesday expects to lay off at least half of his camp's employees, according to The New York Times.


The New York Times on Tuesday reported the majority of layoffs will impact staff members who often help with campaign logistics.

They will also hit field staff members who have been working to garner votes for the Vermont senator, according to two campaign sources speaking anonymously.

Some laid-off employees could transition into roles with Sanders’s Senate office, they added, but most will ultimately be terminated.

Spokesman Michael Briggs said Sanders plans on traveling home to Vermont Wednesday and then onward to Washington, D.C., the following day.

Campaign aides said he plans on conducting rallies ahead of next week’s Democratic presidential primary in D.C., the last contest between him and presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE.

Clinton on late Monday crossed the 2,383-delegate threshold for securing the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders’s campaign then quickly slammed the media for declaring Clinton the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer.

“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgment, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer,” Briggs said in a statement.

Clinton on Tuesday night won New Jersey’s Democratic presidential primary, further widening the delegate gap between her and Sanders.

Sanders has repeatedly insisted he is pressing on until the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month. He has vowed to win over Democratic superdelegates who are not bound to any particular White House hopeful.

Clinton leads Sanders in pledged delegates nationwide, boasting 1,870 to his 1,568, according to The Associated Press.

She also has the edge in superdelegates, taking 571 to Sanders’s 48, for a total of 2,441 delegates to his 1,616.