Sanders urges supporters to keep fighting

Bernie Sanders
In this photo taken Oct. 30, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks in Manchester, N.H. One year before Election Day 2016, Republicans are consumed by uncertainty and infighting while Democrats are coalescing behind Hillary Rodham Clinton. But there's a long way to go. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Bernie Sanders is imploring supporters in New Jersey to keep fighting despite his long odds. He says “Don’t let anybody tell you this campaign is over.”

Sanders trails Hillary Clinton by nearly 300 delegates won in primaries and caucuses, but vows to press on into the Democratic convention.

He told an Atlantic City rally he hopes for wins in New Jersey, California and other states on June 7 to narrow the gap against Clinton.

If he can win a majority of the delegates from the primary season, he says, he can come out of the convention with the nomination.

But Sanders would have to win 66 percent of the remaining pledged delegates. So far, he is winning just 45 percent. And he trails even more when the party insiders known as superdelegates are included.

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