PHILADELPHIA -- A Democratic National Convention delegate from DeForest said he's in the midst of a hunger strike that he hopes will result in Bernie Sanders becoming the Democratic nominee for president.

John Stanley told the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday that he has been on a hunger strike since July 17.

Surrounded by rallying Sanders supporters inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, Stanley said he opposes Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee because of her background on issues such as the Iraq War, the USA PATRIOT Act, fracking and the death penalty.

“I see Hillary as Trump," Stanley said. "They're both in the pockets of the corporations, and we can't afford that."

Stanley said he hasn't decided at what point he'll end his hunger strike.

Clinton's nomination at the convention later this week is a virtual certainty. She won a majority of both pledged delegates and so-called "super-delegates" to the convention after winning a majority of primaries and caucuses.

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