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'Hold your nose and vote:' Progressives weigh backing Biden


Last updated 4/15/2020 at 11:19am


Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — When Bernie Sanders didn't win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, Silvia Machado and Patrick Gibbons voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein in protest.

Four years later, the couple is still passionate about the Vermont senator's progressive agenda. But they're open to voting for the relatively centrist Joe Biden if that's what it takes to defeat President Donald Trump.

"It's like hold your nose and vote," said Gibbons, 59.

A week after Sanders' exit left Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee, the former...

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