And Bernie Sanders played his part
Congratulations to Betfair and the other bookies who have been quick to settle long-standing US WH2016 bets as events have unfolded at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. It’s now official – Clinton versus Trump.
Given the continuing disquiet amongst some of his followers in the hall the 74 year old socialist from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, played his part in the evening’s choreography. Vermont passed when it was invited to record its votes. Then at the end Sanders was able to make a short speech that many in the party are hoping will be a healing moment.
There’s little doubt that it will be a rough road ahead but party officials hope that the prospect of President Trump will act as a huge unifying force and turnout driver.
In the betting Clinton is down to a 67% chance on Betfair which compares to a high of 75.5% on June 23rd.
Just like the Republicans getting behind Trump the same’s likely to happen with Clinton.
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) July 27, 2016