In the latest in political news, Hillary Clinton is now the presumptive Democratic nominee for presidency.
Reports from NBC and AP say that Clinton has obtained the magic number of delegates (2,384) to be exact, needed to secure the nomination.
While this report is premature, it does project Hillary to be the first woman to win a presidential nomination.
Though official delegate voting happens in July, Clinton believes she has them locked down. Sanders calls her victory, and the media’s reporting on it, a premature decision. He and his camp released an official statement yesterday saying that they still believe they have time to win over delegates:
“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgment, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer. Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.”
Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”
Hillary is still claiming the victory, though she continues to urge voters to head to the polls. While she leads the popular vote by 3 million votes, she says that in order to hang on to victory, her supporters need to make sure they still make their vote count.
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