Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a town hall with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, April 25, 2016, in Philadelphia.
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The ten most revealing moments from MSNBC’s town hall with Bernie Sanders

On the eve of critical primaries in five northeastern states, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sat down with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes for a town hall at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  At a make-or-break moment in his campaign, Sanders made the case for staying in the race and continuing to fight for political revolution in Washington.

Here are the top ten can’t-miss moments from the Bernie Sanders town hall:

1.   When Sanders said it was up to Hillary Clinton – not him – to convince his supporters to vote for Clinton if she wins the nomination

 

2.  When Sanders vowed to “do everything in my power” to keep a Republican out of the White House

 

3.  When Sanders called Chris Hayes “a conservative” – with a wink

 

4.  When Sanders said the “corporate media” dictates the political conversation – and then noted where the town hall was being broadcast

 

5.  When Sanders was asked to identify a bad vote he had cast in Congress…and actually answered

 

6.  When Sanders admitted it will be hard to win if he’s behind in pledged delegates – but said superdelegates could still switch their support

 

7.  When Sanders talked about why low-income and working-class people don’t vote in large numbers

 

8.  When Sanders said President Obama took too long to understand that Republicans won’t negotiate in good faith

 

9.  When Sanders was asked if he could take back his vote for the 1994 crime bill

 

10.  When Sanders talked about what he’s learned from running for president

 

For more coverage of the 2016 presidential race, watch “All In with Chris Hayes” weekdays at 8pm ET on MSNBC.

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The ten most revealing moments from MSNBC's town hall with Bernie Sanders