History In The Making: Hillary Clinton Set To Clinch Democratic Party Nomination

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles during a town hall meeting/television interview on January 29, 2013 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Clinton will be taking questions from youths from around the world via satellite and social media. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles during a town hall meeting/television interview on January 29, 2013 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Clinton will be taking questions from youths from around the world via satellite and social media. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton is on the verge of clinching the democratic nomination for the US Presidency after reaching the required number of delegates, reports say.

A count by the Associated Press (AP) puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee. If confirmed, she will become the first female nominee for a major US political party.

Clinton’s delegate count is expected to grow on Tuesday when six states, including California and New Jersey, hold contests.

Speaking in Long Beach, California, on Monday, Clinton said she was still focused on Tuesday and the votes that may come from those states.

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“We are on the brink of a historic, historic unprecedented moment but we still have work to do, don’t we?” she said. “We have six elections tomorrow and are going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California.”

Rival, Bernie Sanders, however, said that Mrs Clinton has not won as she is dependent on super delegates who cannot vote until the party’s July convention.

A Sanders campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs said that it was wrong to count the votes of super delegates before they cast ballots at the Democratic National Convention in July.

“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those super delegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump,” Briggs said in a statement

But the AP said Mrs Clinton reached the threshold with a big win in Puerto-Rico and a burst of last-minute support from super delegates.

Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses, and Sanders has 1,521. She also has the support of 571 super delegates, according to an AP count, compared to 48 for Sanders.

SEE ALSO: “He Still Has Nothing To Say?” – Hillary Clinton Trolls Donald Trump In Hilarious Parody (VIDEO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  1. And perhaps, just perhaps, she will become the first woman president of the United States in its 227 year history of electing presidents. For a country that prides itself on being “progressive”, that’s an awfully long wait!

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