Did Hillary Make History?
Sanders Campaign Says No
Hillary Clinton has made history becoming the first woman to ever earn the Democratic nomination clinching what the Associated Press and other major news outlets are saying is enough delegates by winning California last night beating rival Bernie Sanders.
Clinton took home victories in California, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota bringing her total delegates to 2,203 according to the NY Times which is below the 2,383 delegates needed but according to Politico it's pledged superdelegates that are giving her the nomination prematurely.
Sanders won in North Dakota and Montana bringing his delegate count to 1828. Though Clinton has the delegates needed to clinch the nomination Sanders vowed to continue in the race stating through spokesman Michael Briggs on their website,
“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.”
Sanders has raised over $200 million towards his campaign and is refusing to give up based on pledged delegates, according to his campaign spokesman.