Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will appear in an MSNBC Town Hall doubleheader Monday, back-to-back broadcasts that will stream live online from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just hours before voters go to the polls in that state and four others on the latest primary election Super Tuesday. But this time, the vote could prove decisive.
Scroll down this page for a live stream of the MSNBC double Town Hall broadcasts, with Bernie Sanders up first, followed by Hillary Clinton.
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With a date for the 10th and final agreed-upon debate between Clinton and Sanders still undecided and with some doubt as to whether it will happen at all, the back-to-back Town Hall broadcasts could turn out to be the final time in the lengthy primary campaign that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton appear on the same stage, even separately — at least prior to the Democratic National Convention, which will also be held in Philadelphia, starting on July 25.
To watch a live stream of the MSNBC back-to-back Town Hall candidate forums, click on the video below, or continue reading for more streaming links in the final paragraph of this article. Both Town Hall forums will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, with Bernie Sanders up first at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, 5 p.m. Pacific, on Monday, April 25.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes will moderate the Bernie Sanders Town Hall. Up next, at 9 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Pacific on Monday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will lead a Town Hall with Hillary Clinton.
To get an idea of what to expect, watch an excerpt of a recent MSNBC Town Hall with Bernie Sanders in the video below, followed by a clip of Hillary Clinton in a previous MSNBC Town Hall in the separate video immediately following.
In addition to Pennsylvania, where a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll released Sunday shows Hillary Clinton with a 15-percentage-point lead, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island all go to the polls in Democratic primary elections on Tuesday, with a total of 384 pledged delegates at stake to be divided between the two candidates based on the voting results.
But Clinton leads in every one of those states by significant margins, according to polls released over the past week, raising the possibility of a five-state sweep by Clinton. After her thumping defeat of Bernie Sanders in last Tuesday’s New York by 16 points, gaining 31 delegates to stretch her lead to 241, a shoutout on the April 26 Super Tuesday could effectively put an end to the Bernie Sanders campaign — putting extreme pressure on Sanders to come up with some new argument or attack on Clinton in the MSNBC Town Hall that could possibly change the minds of voters.
Clinton now requires just 541 pledged delegates to hit the magic number of 2,026, which would guarantee her a majority win on the first ballot at the Democratic Convention. That’s just 38.6 percent of the remaining 1,400 delegates.
According to an analysis by the election-projection site FiveThirtyEight, Clinton’s “target” on Tuesday is 195 delegates, just over 50 percent of delegates up for grabs, in order to remain comfortably on track for 2,026. But if current polling is roughly accurate, she appears poised to do better than that.
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In addition to her double-digit lead in Pennsylvania, Clinton also looks set for a landslide in Maryland, where the FiveThirtyEight polling average shows her defeating Sanders by 24.3 points. As a general rule, the wider the margin of victory, the more delegates a candidate wins.
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In a poll released Sunday in Rhode Island by Brown University, Clinton leads Sanders there by nine points, while the latest polls from Connecticut and Delaware released last week show Clinton leading by nine points and seven points respectively.
To watch the Thursday Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton Democratic Town Hall live stream, use login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider and go to MSNBC Live at this link or download the MSNBC app to watch on mobile devices. Otherwise, an alternative streaming link can be found here.
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