Democratic presidential Bernie Sanders says he will stay until ''the last ballot is cast'' even as rival Hillary Clinton is expected to eventually secure the party's nomination. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised on Tuesday (May 17) evening that he would not be drop out of the race. "There are a lot of pundits out there who say 'Bernie Sanders should drop out, that the people of California should not have the right to determine who the next president will be'. To the sounds of boos from supporters at his speech in California, he added, "I agree with you -- we are in until the last ballot is cast." He and rival Hillary Clinton each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was not expected to win. Sanders bested her in Oregon, a state that played to his strengths. Clinton's sizeable lead in delegates means it is likely she will eventually be her party's nominee, but she remains more than 100 delegates short of sealing the deal. Clinton, who spent the past two days campaigning in Kentucky, would like to lock up the nomination and turn her attention to the Nov. 8 general election and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.