Late Monday night, the Associated Press released a report that confirmed Hillary Clinton was on her way to making history after she had secured the support of superdelegates to become the first presumptive female Democratic presidential nominee. According to the AP, Clinton had secured 2,383 delegates on Monday after winning the Puerto Rico primary, one day ahead of today’s primary elections in New Jersey, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Montana. Her tally includes 1,812 pledged delegates, which were won in the previous primaries and caucuses, and 571 superdelegates. Several superdelegates had yet to declare their support for Clinton, but in a round of interviews with the AP, an additional 20 backed the candidate, which allowed her to clinch the nomination.
Upon hearing the news, Clinton, as always, promised to do more: "I got to tell you, according to the news, we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment, but we still have work to do, don't we?" she said. "We have six elections tomorrow, and we're going to fight hard for every single vote." The AP's declaration comes almost exactly eight years to the day after Clinton dropped out of the presidential race in 2008. The night ended with a celebratory "She's With Us" concert in Los Angeles, with performances by John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, and Cher.
Clinton fulfilled her promise when she made history Tuesday night, and secured the Democratic presidential nomination.
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