The primaries are not yet over, but Hillary Clinton will become first woman to become a presidential nominee from either Democratic or Republican party.
It seems her recent victory at the Puerto Rico primary pushed the former Secretary of State ahead of her rival Bernie Sanders, as this led to a surge of support from more than enough superdelegates. Today, Clinton is repeating her words from her campaign almost eight years ago: “Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling…it’s got about 18 million cracks in it.”
According to a count done by the Associated Press, Clinton has reached the 2,383 delegates she needs in order to become the likely presidential nominee for the Democratic party. All in all, the former New York senator now reportedly has 1,812 pledged delegates secured from various primaries and caucuses. At the same time, Clinon also now has 571 superdelegates on her side.
Despite the delegate victory, Clinton still remains focused on the upcoming primaries in California, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota. Meanwhile, North Dakota will also hold its caucus. The most delegates to secure will be in California, where there are 475 delegates up for grabs, and in New Jersey with 126 delegates.
Overall, there are only 813 delegates remaining, and it seems unlikely they would all support Sanders in order to give the Vermont senator a shot at the presidential nomination. Should Sanders manage to secure all remaining delegates, he would still be one delegate shy of Clinton’s secured delegates.
On the other hand, it seems that Sanders is not ready to accept losing the Democratic presidential nomination just yet. For them, it’s not over until all of America gets out to vote. He also said, “Pundits and the political press wanna call this race early before every person votes. Let’s show them we ain’t gonna let it happen.”
The Vermont senator even called everyone to make a run for the ballots, even going as far as showing you how that’s done.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 7, 2016