Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Democrats seek unity after Clinton claims victory

Democrats seek unity after Clinton claims victory

A day after Hillary Clinton made history by claiming the Democratic presidential nomination in front of a throng of boisterous, flag-waving supporters, the work of unifying her party got underway in a windowless hotel conference room where signs and outbursts were strictly prohibited.

As Bernie Sanders faced mounting pressure to abandon his campaign after losing primaries in California, New Jersey and two other states Tuesday, a group of 15 Democrats opened a lengthy discussion about whether and how the Vermont senator's candidacy would change the party's platform ahead of the general election in November.

Clinton and party leaders want to join together quickly and focus their...