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Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

More than a month after Hillary Clinton bagged enough delegates and superdelegates to clinch the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) officially endorsed her during a joint rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Tuesday. Though Sanders applauded his own campaign's wins in 22 states, he conceded that Clinton has "won the Democratic nominating process" and announced he will work to "make certain she will be the next president."

Sanders admit that he and Clinton "disagree on a number of issues," but he contended that's "what democracy is about" and also underscored that the campaigns have come together recently to produce "by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party." "This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face," Sanders said. "And there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that."