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Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

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Jun. 7 2016, Published 1:28 p.m. ET

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Hillary Clinton is now the first woman in United States history to win a major political party nomination for president.

On Monday evening, the former Secretary of State captured enough delegates to clinch the democratic presidential nomination. The Associated Press reported that Clinton attained the 2,383 delegates necessary to reach presumptive Democratic nominee status.

But even Clinton tweeted that voters and media should not declare anyone the nominee too early. "We're flattered, @AP, but we've got primaries to win. CA, MT, NM, ND, NJ, SD, vote tomorrow!" Clinton wrote.

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If there's anyone else who doesn't want a premature nomination it's Clinton's opponent Bernie Sanders, who has assured voters that he is still in the race and will continue fighting ahead of the California primaries on Tuesday.

"There is nothing to concede," Sanders said Monday at a San Francisco rally. "Secretary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates. They vote on July 25th so right now our goal right at this moment is to do everything we can to win the primary tomorrow."

Sanders continues to challenge Clinton, his spokesperson Michael Briggs saying the media shouldn't "rush to judgment."

But as Sanders fights to stay in the race, Clinton has her focus set on the billionaire presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump.



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