Associated Press, NBC News Report Hillary Clinton Will Be the Democratic Nominee
The Associated Press at 8:20 PM EDT Monday reports that Hillary Clinton has gained the required number of delegates to become the Democratic nominee for President. MSNBC and NBC News also reported that Clinton has the required number of delegates.
At 8:50 PM EDT, Andrea Mitchell reported that the Clinton campaign was against the news of the delegates number being reached being reported before Tuesday’s primaries in six states.
We’re flattered, @AP, but we’ve got primaries to win. CA, MT, NM, ND, NJ, SD, vote tomorrow! https://t.co/8t3GpZqc1U
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 7, 2016
“Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and will be first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party,” the AP reports.
“An Associated Press count of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses and a survey of party insiders known as superdelegates shows Clinton with the overall support of the required 2,383 delegates. Now the presumptive nominee, she will formally accept her party’s nomination in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.”
BREAKING: Clinton campaign calls AP count ‘important milestone,’ looks ahead to 6 states voting Tuesday.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2016
At 9:02 PM EDT, Clinton told supporters at a rally she is “going to fight hard for every ingle vote,” and asked the audience to ensure they vote tomorrow.
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