Sanders And Biden Reach Agreement On Delegates

Axios reports:

Joe Biden’s campaign released a memo on Thursday announcing that it has come to an agreement with Bernie Sanders’ former team to allocate enough statewide delegates at the Democratic National Convention to ensure “fair representation” for the progressive wing of the party.

Now that Sanders won’t be the nominee, this is one way for his team to sustain the movement he’s built and been a part of for decades — and to give his supporters a sense of representation and power over the Democratic platform.

Near the end of Sanders’ campaign, some close allies were already looking past the 1991 delegates necessary to become the nominee — and instead focused on winning enough delegates to have influence over the party rules and platform committees at the convention this summer.