OMG! This is great news for Hillary Clinton’s supporters, as their candidate has secured enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee for president. Keep reading for what she had to say about the big news.
Things just got super real in the Democratic race for the White House, with Hillary Clinton, 68, securing commitments from enough delegates ahead of Tuesday’s big primaries to snag her position as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. Read on for Hillary’s shocking reaction!
The Associated Press broke the news June 6 that according to their poll, the former Secretary of State had secured commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and become the first woman to achieve such an accomplishment.
Their count of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses and a survey of party insiders known as superdelegates showed that Hillary has the overall support of the required 2,383 delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination, making her the presumptive nominee.
While Hil should obviously be thrilled with the news, she’s hoping it doesn’t keep people away from still coming out to vote for her in primaries in CA and five other states on June 7. We’re sure she wants to go out on big wins that will officially allow her to claim victory, surpassing her needed delegate count to go head to head with Donald Trump, 69, in the general election.
@AP, but we’ve got primaries to win. CA, MT, NM, ND, NJ, SD, vote tomorrow!” Hillary tweeted out after the AP made the announcement. Even her husband Bill Clinton, 69, retweeted her statement and reiterated, “What she said. Let’s have a great turnout tomorrow!”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 7, 2016
So far Hillary’s lone opponent Bernie Sanders, 74, is vowing to stay in the race until July’s Democratic convention in Philadelphia. His press spokeswoman tweeted that, “Clinton doesn’t have the pledged delegates. Supers don’t count until the convention so it’s still on,” thus it looks like Bernie is staying in his brave fight against Hillary until the very end.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Hillary being the Democratic party’s nominee? Do you think she can defeat Donald in the general election?