Bloomberg drops out of 2020 US presidential race

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not be pushing for the United States Democratic candidate and will support Joseph Biden in the campaign. He wrote about this on Twitter.

“Three months ago, I entered the [presidential] race to defeat Donald Trump. Today I leave it for the same reason. The victory over Trump begins with a rally around a candidate who is more likely to achieve this. Obviously, this is my friend and wonderful American Joe Biden, “said Bloomberg.

Michael Bloomberg made the decision to leave the fight the day after the results of the primary elections to the so-called Super Tuesday were extremely unsuccessful for him, when in 14 states and one overseas territory – American Samoa – a vote was held to nominate delegates to the National Congress of the Democratic Party, which will be called name of rival Donald Trump in the presidential election.

In the end, Bloomberg, despite spending about half a billion dollars during the election campaign, won only in American Samoa and in general secured the support of only 12 delegates to the national congress.

According to The New York Times, Biden has now enlisted the support of 404 delegates, and his main rival, Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, is 340. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has 36 delegate votes and will not be able to seriously compete with race leaders.

To nominate a Democratic presidential candidate in the first round of voting at the party’s national congress on July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the applicant must secure a 1991 vote. The 59th US presidential election will be held on November 3.


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