Hillary Clinton May Have Enough Delegates to Win Presidential Nomination
Lifestyle| | By Lauren Boudreau
After a long and arduous fight against Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders, it seems Hillary Clinton has grabbed enough delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, according to an Associated Press report that surveyed delegates and superdelegates.
According to the report, Clinton has reached the necessary 2,383 delegates. However, not all of the delegates have voted yet. The AP’s report is based only on what some delegates say they will vote at the convention in July.
Currently, according to NBC, Clinton has “1812 pledged delegates and 572 superdelegates, while Sanders has 1520 pledged and 46 superdelegates.”
That could change today, though, when six states, California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, New Jersey, and South Dakota, cast their votes.
Clinton revealed in a tweet that she is “flattered” to be considered the presumptive nominee, but acknowledges that there is still work to do.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 7, 2016
Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager said in a statement, “This is an important milestone, but there are six states that are voting Tuesday, with millions of people heading to the polls, and Hillary Clinton is working to earn every vote.”
Clinton’s current opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, criticized the media for calling the race before it is even over.
“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination,” Michael Briggs, Sanders’ spokesman said in a statement according to NBC. “She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then.”