Hillary Clinton made history as the presumptive Democratic party nominee by racking up victories in California, New Jersey, South Dakota and New Mexico! With over 50 more delegates to her name, becoming the presumptive democratic nominee is only getting sweeter!
Hillary Clinton, 68, did incredibly well at the June 7 democratic primaries, sweeping New Jersey early in the night, and the New Mexico after declaring herself the democratic presumptive nominee for president. She was later announced the winner in South Dakota and California, as well, while Bernie Sanders took North Dakota and Montana! Click through to see the specific results!
Hillary pulled in 59.6% of the vote in New Jersey, beating Bernie’s 40.4%. As it stands, Hillary has now gained 50 more delegates, and Bernie 37! In New Mexico, Hillary took 53% of the vote and 17 delegates, with Bernie trailing at 47% and 14 delegates. In South Dakota, Hillary won with 51.1% and 10 delegates; Bernie gained an equal 10 delegates, though losing with 48.9% of the vote. That was a close one!
After the Associated Press called it on the night of June 6 that Hillary has enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, nothing was set in stone; with over 500 delegates at stake in California alone, the tides could turn toward Bernie gaining serious ground in the race. However, Hillary is now mathematically qualified to be called the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
Is she ready to go up against Donald Trump, 69, the presumptive GOP nominee? By no means is Bernie out of the race yet, and he’s repeatedly said that he’ll stick it out until things are officially decided at the Democratic National Convention in July. However, her new status likely means that she’s going to start sparring even harder with Trump. Get ready to see a lot more angry tweets about “Crooked Hillary.” Ugh.
Now that the latest Super Tuesday is over and done, there’s only one Democratic primary election left: Washington, DC on June 14. We did it! We’ve made it to the end of primary season! Give yourself a round of applause because it definitely wasn’t easy! From there it’s just a rocky road until the RNC and DNC; keep your heads up.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Hillary won? Tell us in the comments!