AP says Clinton wins Democratic nomination

So, apparently, Clinton won the battle to be the Democratic nominee. Gird yourselves. The outrage is looming.

An AP 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.

Based on the count, AP named her the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee almost eight years to the day she conceded to now-President Barack Obama.

…The Democratic contenders are fighting for pledges from 4,765 delegates, of which 4,046 are elected at primaries held across the US.

The remainder, or superdelegates, are senior members of the Democratic party, including members of its national committee, senators, and members of Congress, who are free to vote as they choose when the party holds its convention on July 25.

Excluding superdelegates, Clinton still leads Sanders by 1,812 delegates to 1,521.


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