Biden camp agrees to let Sanders keep lost convention delegates
WASHINGTON — In an unusual move to promote unity, Joe Biden will give Bernie Sanders more influence at the Democratic National Convention and over key party committees than party rules would typically indicate, according to an agreement between the two campaigns announced Thursday.
Under the agreement, Biden will appoint Sanders supporters to fill hundreds of delegate slots that Sanders sacrificed by dropping out of the Democratic presidential race. And he’ll ensure representation for Sanders allies on the committees that, for instance, write the party’s policy platform and set the rules for the next presidential nominating contest.
“It is a clear indication that Biden and, by extension, the DNC are mindful of the legacy of 2016 and don’t want to go down that road again with so…