United States Senator Bernie Sanders has won the Vermont Democratic primary election conducted on Tuesday, August 14. He defeated Nigerian-born Folasade Adeluola to clinch the ticket.
However, NBC News reports that Sanders is expected to turn down the nomination and run as an independent candidate.
Sanders was first elected to the Senate in 2006. He previously served in the House of Representatives and as Mayor of Burlington.
Sanders waged a strong campaign for president in 2016 but was defeated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He is ranked as the most popular Senator in the country. Sanders could run again for president in 2020.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that US President Donald Trump said he would be willing to shut down the government if the Democrats do not give their votes for the country's border security.
President Trump made the threat on his Twitter page on Sunday, July 29, in which he said the United States must get rid of the lottery and have a system of immigration that is merit-based.
He tweeted: "I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!"
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