An AP tally has suggested that Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination for US president, after reaching the amount of delegates required.
However, her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders has pointed out that she hasn’t won as she was dependent on superdelegates who could not vote until July. AP’s count puts her at 2,383, who also said that Hillary reached the threshold with a win in Puerto Rico and last minute support from superdelegates.
Keep in mind, however, that the tally comes ahead of Democratic primaries on Tuesday in California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Jersey. Polling stations opened at 06:00 local time (10:00 GMT) in New Jersey. The last ones to close will be in California at 03:00 GMT Wednesday.
Bernie has vowed to stay in the Presidential race until the convention, and he will be attempting to win the support of the superdelegates.
His spokesman Michael Briggs also said that it was too early to call: “It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer.”