Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic presidential nomination.
In an address to supporters streamed online, Sanders acknowledged that his campaign had failed to gather enough delegates to catch up to former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful, and so today, I'm announcing the suspension of my campaign," Sanders said.
"I know that there may be some in our movement who disagree with this decision, who would like us to fight on until the last ballot cast at the Democratic convention. I understand that position," Sanders said. "But as I see the crisis gripping the nation, exacerbated by a President unwilling or unable to provide any kind of credible leadership, and the work that needs to be done to protect people in this most desperate hour, I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win, and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour."