Sanders makes last pitch before New York primaries

New York, April 19 (IANS) Democratic Party candidate Senator Bernie Sanders made his pitch to New Yorkers one last time ahead of the crucial New York primaries on Tuesday.

“My experience has been, in this campaign so far, that we win when the turnout is high. We lose when the turnout is low. Tomorrow (Tuesday), let us all do everything we can to make sure that New York State has the largest turnout in a Democratic primary in its history,” the Vermont senator said while addressing a crowd in Queens on Monday evening.

“Tomorrow, New York State can help take this country a giant step forward for the political revolution. Let’s do it,” the New York Observer daily quoted Sanders as saying.

Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton has the vast majority of the state’s institutional support and endorsements, and leads Sanders in New York.

She is expected to beat Sanders on Tuesday, but if Sanders can come close to Clinton, the establishment choice and New York’s former senator, he will likely claim a moral victory, the daily said.

Despite Sanders’s optimistic pitch to the crowd, he will not be in New York when the state’s results come in — he is heading to Pennsylvania instead.

Clinton, meanwhile, will host an election night event in Manhattan.

While addressing the rally, Sanders yet again called on Clinton to release the transcripts of paid speeches she gave to Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs.

“I will release all of the transcripts of all of the speeches that I have given behind closed doors to Wall Street. Are you ready?” he asked, adding “Here they are: None.”

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