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USA: 'Donald Trump will not become president!' declares Sanders

United States, Syracuse, New York
April 12, 2016 at 23:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

“Donald Trump will not become president,” Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders defiantly declared to a delighted crowd at a campaign rally at the Oncenter Convention Centre in Syracuse, New York on Tuesday.

Celebrity and actress Rosario Dawson also spoke at the event and endorsed Sanders' campaign. "The media blackout and the bias against Bernie when you dismiss him it means you are dismissing all of us," she said while speaking on stage in front of the thousands supporters who piled inside the venue. At least a thousand Sanders supporters are said to have remained outside the centre after the capacity was reached.

The Syracuse rally comes a week ahead of the New York state primary on April 19 with 247 delegates up for grabs.

With 2,383 delegates needed for the Democratic nomination and 1,938 still available, Sanders finds himself lagging behind his party’s frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Clinton has secured a total of 1,758 delegates while Sanders has 1,069.

USA: 'Donald Trump will not become president!' declares Sanders02:20
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“Donald Trump will not become president,” Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders defiantly declared to a delighted crowd at a campaign rally at the Oncenter Convention Centre in Syracuse, New York on Tuesday.

Celebrity and actress Rosario Dawson also spoke at the event and endorsed Sanders' campaign. "The media blackout and the bias against Bernie when you dismiss him it means you are dismissing all of us," she said while speaking on stage in front of the thousands supporters who piled inside the venue. At least a thousand Sanders supporters are said to have remained outside the centre after the capacity was reached.

The Syracuse rally comes a week ahead of the New York state primary on April 19 with 247 delegates up for grabs.

With 2,383 delegates needed for the Democratic nomination and 1,938 still available, Sanders finds himself lagging behind his party’s frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Clinton has secured a total of 1,758 delegates while Sanders has 1,069.

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