US Presidential Poll: Clinton Marches To Victory As Democratic Primaries Round OffLatest News, U.S./Canada, World News Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
…Leads Sanders With 3 million votes; 291 pledged delegates; 523 superdelegates,
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is on her way to clinch the Democratic Presidential ticket as she has reached the required number of delegates.
The count puts Mrs. Clinton on 2,383, which is the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee.
However, Clinton’s rival, Bernie Sanders has countered, arguing that the party Presidential hopeful has not won as she was dependent on superdelegates who could not vote until July’s party convention.
Mrs. Clinton is being coasted to victory with a big win in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from superdelegates, Monday night. Superdelegates are party insiders who can pledge their support for a candidate ahead of the convention but do not formally vote for them until the convention itself.
Shortly after the news of her possible win broke, Mrs. Clinton at an appearance in Long Beach, California, said in her Twitter handle: “We are on the brink of a historic and unprecedented moment but we still have work to do.
“We have six elections tomorrow and we’re going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California.”
Today (Tuesday) voters will go to the polls for Democratic primaries in California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Jersey.
Still, Mr. Sanders had vowed to stay in the race until the convention is conducted, while his campaign team asserted that the Vermont Senator would attempt to win back superdelegates.
His campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs said it was too early to call the contest.
“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,” Briggs complained.
The nominee for either party is not officially named until the parties’ respective conventions are concluded and concluded.
Mrs. Clinton, was also once a New York Senator as well as First Lady. She led Mr. Sanders by three million votes; 291 pledged delegates and 523 superdelegates, according to AP’s count.
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