Sanders: Associated Press Hounded Super Delegates in ‘an Anonymous Way’ to Call Contest for Hillary

Tuesday on NBC’s “Nightly News,” Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took aim at the Associated Press for how it handled declaring his opponent Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee on the eve of the last round of Democratic presidential primaries Sanders told “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt the AP was “hounding” super delegates in an “anonymous way” and that’s how it came to its conclusion. Partial transcript as follows: HOLT: How taken aback, how surprised were you at the call last night that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee– SANDERS: Well, what I was upset is what the AP did. They got on the phone, as I understand it, and they started hounding super delegates to tell them in an anonymous way who they’d be voting for. And the night before the largest primary, biggest primary — in the whole process, they make this announcement. So I was really disappointed in what the — A.P. did. Now– HOLT: Are you worried it’s going to suppress voter turnout — SANDERS: Yeah, I do. I was disappointed of what AP did– HOLT: But Senator, by any reasonable calculation or estimate, Hillary Clinton will win the majority of pledged delegates tonight–