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Sanders' Delegates Warned: Behave at DNC

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders wave to his supporters following a campaign rally at the Lexington Convention Center, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Lexington Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Former Democratic National Committee chairman and ex-PA governor Ed Rendell issued a warning to candidate Bernie Sanders’ supporters on Sunday, telling them they’d better behave at the party’s convention.

“I think it’s going to be a great convention,” Rendell said on John Catsimatidis’ radio show “The Cats Roundtable” of the Democratic National Convention. “But of course the key to it is the Sanders people.”

“Bernie’s going to have his name placed in nomination. We’re going to have a roll call. There’s going to be a demonstration in support of Bernie. He’s going to lose the roll call. His supporters have to behave and not cause trouble,” Rendell said. “And I think they will, and I think Sen. Sanders will send them a strong message.”

Clinton is leading in the delegate count with 2,228 while Sanders has 1,454 delegates. The winner needs 2,383 delegates to clinch the nomination.

Hillary has a huge lead in the superdelegate count with 523 to Sanders’ 39.  Superdelegates are party VIPs, politicians, and lobbyists who have more influence over the Democrats’ nominee that the regular, average voters.

Sanders has  promise to stay in the race until the convention, regardless of when Clinton hits the necessary delegate threshold.