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Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination: AP Delegate Count

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Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination: AP Delegate Count

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a speech during a campaign stop in Lynwood, California, United States June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hillary Clinton has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press said on Monday, putting her on course to become the first woman to head a major U.S. party ticket.

Clinton, a former secretary of state, reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee with a decisive weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from superdelegates, the AP reported.

Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also has the support of 571 superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count.

The Democratic Party holds its convention in Philadelphia in July to formally choose its nominee for the Nov. 8 election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

(Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie Adler)

Photo: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a speech during a campaign stop in Lynwood, California, United States June 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake 

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  1. Dominick Vila June 7, 2016

    It only took the United States 227 years, and 43 presidents (42 of them white men) to join other industrialized nations by nominating the first female candidate of a major U.S. party. Yes, I know, I know, this should not be about gender, it should be about competence and judgment, but that being the case, are we really saying that there have not been any competent American women around to be nominated by a major party since we became a nation? Seriously?
    This should be a momentous occasion for the United States, and yet, I am willing to bet that it will not be long before we hear people doubling down on their attacks against Hillary Clinton, regardless of whether or not she has ever broken any laws.
    The time has come to unite the Democratic party and rally behind our nominee, the way Republicans are rallying behind the least conservative, and controversial, candidate in history.

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    1. Cammyrblount June 7, 2016

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    2. I of John June 7, 2016

      There are some that will never give up their bile even though they have no real reason to hate her. GOP attacks and media taint has been building up for years. We’ve had a glimpse of this from how Obama was treated. Their was no reason to be mean to the man or deny him fair treatment, it was just because. Ask an anti-Hillary person and they will fall back to all the faux controversies and -gates as if their was real wrong doing here.

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      1. The lucky one June 7, 2016

        Your accusation of those opposed to HRC is true of some. However my distaste for Clinton comes from her militarism & corporate coziness. Neither of which come from GOP attacks. She is also tainted by association with Bill’s policies that gutted welfare and produced mass incarceration. The little I do like about her comes from the drift to the left in her rhetoric caused by Sanders popularity. I also don’t trust her.

        I agree with Dom’s point that women leaders have been held back for too long but I don’t see HRC as an exemplar. In fact I would think that feminists would prefer a woman who made it on her own rather than on her husband’s coat tails.

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        1. Karen June 7, 2016

          To say that Hillary made it on the coattails of her husband sounds a tad unfair to me and gives her no credit for her years of service to the country and her untiring work for women and children and families not only here but worldwide.

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          1. The lucky one June 7, 2016

            Certainly Hilary has worked hard to get where she is now. I don’t question that. However do you really think you would have ever heard of HRC if she was not married to Bill? There are women like Nancy Pelosi and Liz Warren who climbed the ladder without a husband helping them. I would love to see a woman president but I want one that will depart from the disatrous pathe we are on. HRC is not the one.

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          2. Karen June 7, 2016

            You are offering nothing more than an assumption about where Hillary might be today w/o her husband. You may think we’re on a disastrous path now but you ain’t seen nothing yet as they say if the GOP pulls out a win. There is no need for me to repeat what has often been said here about what is at stake and what needs to be done in moving forward as a nation.

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          3. The lucky one June 7, 2016

            You’re right it’s all speculation but I don’t see anything in HRC’s history that would lead me to believe otherwise. I do agree that a Trump presidency would be even more disastrous. It sickens me that for all intents and purposes we have to choose between these two. Truly a rock and a hard place.

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          4. jabber1 June 7, 2016

            Vote forJill Stein. Hillary is a wall st. shill and couldn’t care less about average Americans. Bill didn’t either. He signed NAFTA which sent over 5 million middle class jobs to third world countries and he signed the bill that undid Glass Steagall that led to the world ice financial meltdown in 2007. So great now we will have another neo liberal supply sider in the White House.

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          5. The lucky one June 8, 2016

            I may do that. I’m waiting to see the Dem platform but if it doesn’t have some very concrete policies and proposed actions that address corporate and bankster greed as well as a retreat from military solutions then I will vote for Stein.

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          6. latebloomingrandma June 7, 2016

            How do you know that Bill Clinton would have made it without her? They’ re a synergistic couple, I can understand why they stayed together.

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          7. FT66 June 7, 2016

            Hillary married to Bill is an added advantage. It is not one of the qualifications to become president.

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          8. The lucky one June 7, 2016

            Maybe it’s as Saundra suggests above, Bill was a detriment and as late bloom suggests he wouldn’t have made it without her. Either way though it’s a fact that Bill paved the way for her path.

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          9. AgLander June 8, 2016

            It’s an advantage being married to a sex predator? Please continue and explain…this should be interesting!

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          10. FT66 June 8, 2016

            If anyone like you decides to switch the mind to negativities, always it will take you there. Normal people always opt the different side ( being positive) and always live happier.

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          11. saundra_ragona June 7, 2016

            Did it ever occur to you that Bill might have been a detriment? You’re assuming he was a help, maybe she could have been president a lot sooner without him? Because a woman is married does not mean she is benefitting from that arrangement. Most of the time it keeps women back and down.

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          12. The lucky one June 7, 2016

            We can speculate about anything but we know that his presidency was a big leg up for her ambitions. True that marriage holds some women back, truth be told it holds some men back too, but “most of the time”? No I don’t think so especially power hook-ups like Bill and Hilary.

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        2. King of America June 7, 2016

          A perfect illustration of what the previous poster stated. 10/10.

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          1. The lucky one June 7, 2016

            And your post is a perfect example of your near total lack of reading comprehension though it does continue your tradition of never saying anything meaningful.

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          2. King of America June 7, 2016

            Sorry you’re an angry dude consumed by thirty years of right-wing propaganda; not my fault though.

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        3. I of John June 7, 2016

          fair enough.

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        4. saundra_ragona June 7, 2016

          This is so not fair. Hillary worked every bit as hard as Bill and maybe more so. She deserves the confidence and support that she has, and her “cosiness” will be necessary as commander in chief. She is NOT a war monger like the GOP historically has been. Please be more objective and less emotional when you evaluate a POTUS candidate. It will help you make a better decision.

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          1. The lucky one June 7, 2016

            I’m not going to argue with you on that but I believe her record (voted for Iraq war, pushed for intervention in Libya, hawkish on Syria and Iran) speaks for itself. There is no “better” selection this year, just a less bad one.

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  2. FT66 June 7, 2016

    We made it finally.Those who haven’t voted yet, don’t despare. You need to go and vote in order to exercise your right. Your voice is as important as those who have voted already. Let us finish the big job we started and make history one more time of putting Hillary into the White House.

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    1. AgLander June 8, 2016

      The FBI has some plans that may divert her on that trip, straight to the “Big House”.

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      1. FT66 June 8, 2016

        Are you sick in your head? FBI never want interference in their job. Why are you inviting you to them?

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  3. Eleanore Whitaker June 7, 2016

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss! Way to go Voters! NJ voters were up at 6 AM to vote, no lines, no BS show me your ID like the mutton chops and corn pone states. By 8 PM tonight, Loser Boy Sanders will be suing Hillary because he lost. How pathetic does he plan to get?

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  4. jmprint June 7, 2016

    Way to go Hillary, may the force be with you.

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  5. harleyblueswoman June 7, 2016

    this is a bunch of crap…..super delegate votes do not count till the convention….premature announcement….still have several states today to voice their opinions….shame on you for spreading this propaganda!!!!

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  6. insbuysrv June 7, 2016

    The Super delegates can’t be counted! Only the pledged delegates as a result of primaries and caucuses should be counted. If they don’t total 2,383 then Hillary hasn’t yet won. It may be a fait accompli but to report that she has won denies the rules of the convention where the unpledged delegates are free to change their minds. Until the actual voting takes place at the convention Hillary CANNOT be declared the winner.

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