US Presidential Contenders Chase Votes Ahead of New York Primaries

EL{VOA NEWS| – U.S. presidential candidates made last-minute appeals for votes Monday in New York, a day ahead of the state’s crucial Democratic and Republican presidential nominating elections.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic contest, is throwing a night-time concert in a park with dramatic views of New York City’s skyscrapers, a day after 28,000 people turned out for another of his rallies elsewhere in the city.

Pre-election polls in the state continue to show Clinton with a sizable lead over Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, but Sanders cautioned about the outcome. He told NBC he has won in other states where surveys showed him trailing heading into election days in the months-long presidential campaign to pick a successor to President Barack Obama when he leaves office next January.  READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.