(PresidentialWire.Com)- Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is still in the race to become the Democratic nominee for president, incredibly. After “reassessing” his campaign, the veteran socialist decided to continue running against Sleepy Joe Biden and is now even recommending delaying the Wisconsin primary.
Sanders urged the Wisconsin Democratic Party to follow other states in delaying the April 7 primary, in a push to maintain social distancing and reduce the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
More than a dozen states have already announced that their primary elections will be delayed, including Alaska, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Wyoming, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Louisiana, Kentucky, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, and Hawaii. The delay gives Sanders ample time to position himself as the stronger Democratic candidate, while Joe Biden continues making mistakes, stumbling during interviews, and appearing generally weak to the public in his daily live streams.
Wisconsin has, so far, not committed to moving the date of the primary which will take place on Tuesday.
“People shouldn’t have to put their lives on the line to vote,” Sanders tweeted on Wednesday. “Wisconsin should join the 15 states delaying elections, delay Tuesday’s vote, extend early voting, and work to send every voter a ballot by mail. While we wait for a decision we urge our supporters to vote-by-mail.”
People shouldn’t have to put their lives on the line to vote. Wisconsin should join the 15 states delaying elections, delay Tuesday’s vote, extend early voting, and work to send every voter a ballot by mail. While we wait for a decision we urge our supporters to vote-by-mail.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 1, 2020
The decision by many states to delay their elections was not encouraged or endorsed by the Democratic National Committee. Instead, the DNC encouraged state parties to push for mail-in ballots and absentee voting to reduce the number of people attending polling stations to vote.
Wisconsin clerks have so far issued more than a million absentee applications for voting and have received back almost 400,000 ballots so far.
Delaying the vote could prove hugely beneficial for Sanders, assuming he can re-energize his campaign. Former Vice President Joe Biden, despite several media blunders, still maintains 56% support in the Democratic party, according to poll data from RealClearPolitics.