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Sanders Insists He Can Still Win the Democratic Nomination

The Vermont senator says he will fight for the support of Democratic superdelegates

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    Facing a large delegate deficit, tough odds and just 10 remaining state contests, Senator Bernie Sanders made it clear Sunday that he intends to fight on to become the Democratic presidential nominee, NBC News reports.

    Sanders' stated path relies on primary opponent Hillary Clinton not reaching a majority of pledged delegates and on superdelegates' switching their allegiances.

    "It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach a majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone," Sanders, a senator from Vermont, said at a news conference at the National Press Club, indicating he would fight to persuade superdelegates to flip their support.

    "In other words, the convention will be a contested contest," he said of the Democratic National Convention to take place in Philadelphia in July.