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BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters, who are also delegates to the Democratic National Convention, made nice in Broward County.

It was a quick get-to-gather after Sanders endorsed Clinton earlier in the day.

“I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.”

The endorsement was something Clinton desperately needed.

“To everyone here, and everyone across the country, who poured your heart and soul into Senator Sanders’ campaign, thank you. Thank you,” Clinton said.

Clinton needs every Sanders supporter she can muster as the latest national polls show Clinton’s lead over Trump has slipped to just three points.

It wasn’t lost on these Broward Democrats.

“Turn out is so key… and Florida, if we turn out the vote, Hillary wins,” one supporter said.

Sanders supporter Cynthia Busch is the chairman of the Broward County Democratic Party.

She now backs Clinton and so does Rick Nettina – another staunch supporter of Sanders.

“It takes a lot out of you and you are hurt. It takes a little healing time,” Nettina said.

All those in attendance know the healing better be quick because of Trump.

“We do not know what he is capable of doing, what he is going to do. What the country thinks about him when it comes time to punch that button,” Frank Brown said.

The supporters said the purpose of this meeting was so they could go forward to the convention as one and go on to beat Trump.

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