PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amid lingering angst over the primary process, Bernie Sanders has a chance to encourage his supporters to embrace party unity.
Sanders is set to meet privately with supporters before the start of the Democratic National Convention Monday. Sanders backers have expressed frustration over the nominating procedures, the party platform and party leadership, with some suggesting they may protest or take action on the floor. But the Vermont Senator has struck a positive message in recent interviews, expressing his support for Hillary Clinton.
Sanders will address the full convention Monday night.
Efforts to promote party togetherness were not helped by the publication of thousands of hacked emails, some suggesting the DNC favored Clinton during the primary season. For many Sanders fans, the messages proved their concerns well well-placed.