On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Washington, DC defeating rival Senator Bernie Sanders. With 46.9% of precincts reporting, Clinton currently leads Sanders 78.9% to 20.9%. Clinton secured enough delegates to grab the Democratic nomination following last week’s primaries, and tonight’s election in DC represents the last primary in the cycle. The next event for the Democratic Party will be the Democratic Convention July 25-29, 2016.
Tonight, Clinton and Sanders met in Washington, DC to discuss the path forward and ensure that Republican Donald Trump is not elected president in November. Both campaigns released a statement saying that the meeting went well. A Clinton campaign official said, “The two discussed a variety of progressive issues where they share common goals like raising wages for working families, eliminating undisclosed money in politics and reducing the cost of college for students and their families.” Clinton has made it clear that she is willing to work with Sanders to ensure unity within the Democratic Party, but Sanders has refused to concede.
Hillary Clinton had a historic night winning four out of the six primaries and securing the delegates necessary to wrap up the Democratic nomination. Clinton won at the ballot boxes in New Jersey (63.3% to 36.7%), New Mexico (51.5% to 48.5%), South Dakota (51.0% to 49.0%), and California (55.8% to 43.2%). Meanwhile, Sanders won the North Dakota caucuses (64.2% to 25.6%) and the Montana primary (51.1% to 44.6%). All eyes were on California which offered the most delegates of any state. While polls indicated that the results would be close, Clinton pulled off a decisive win. Some votes are still being counted, so these numbers will updated throughout the day.
In Brooklyn, New York, Clinton spoke to a crowd of supporters and said that she is proud to be the Democratic nominee. She spoke about the historic moment of becoming the first female presidential candidate nominated by a major party by saying, “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone, the first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee!” Clinton praised the efforts of Sanders and his years of service in Congress before calling for unity in the Democratic Party to ensure the defeat of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Watch a replay of the event on C-SPAN or below.
In Washington, DC today, a fundraiser was held on behalf of Hillary for America. The event included a conversation with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.
On Sunday, Puerto Ricans voted in their Democratic primary and chose Hillary Clinton over rival Bernie Sanders. With 60 delegates up for grabs, a decisive victory will move Clinton to within a few dozen votes of securing the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. As of this posting, with 69% of results counted, Clinton leads Sanders 61.0% to 38.6%. This post will be updated throughout the evening.
The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Democratic Party announced that Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders in their Democratic caucuses on Saturday. The final results indicate that Clinton won by a substantial margin with 84.2% of the votes Sanders’ 12.2%. Party rules require that a candidate win at least 15% of the vote to receive delegates, so Clinton scored all 7 of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ delegates. While citizens of US Territories are eligible to vote in party primaries, federal law prevents them from voting in presidential elections. Clinton has promised that as president she will push for voting rights in US Territories.
On Tuesday, voters in Kentucky and Oregon headed to the polls to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in each state’s Democratic primary. Clinton has been declared the winner in the close Kentucky race, and with 100% of precincts reporting, the current results show Clinton with 46.8% and Sanders with 46.3%. In Oregon, Sanders has been declared the winner with 95.5% reporting, he leads with 56.0% to Clinton’s 44.0%. Clinton will maintain her strong lead in pledged delegates despite Sanders picking up some in Oregon. The next primaries will be held in early June. The first is on June 4 in the Virgin Islands and the following day, Puerto Ricans head to the polls.
West Virginia went to the polls in the Democratic primary to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Polls had been close between the candidates and there was fear that Clinton’s stance on coal may hurt her in the state. Sanders won the primary by a margin of 51.4% to 35.8%. With two other Democrats on the ballot receiving votes, the delegate count was important and Sanders came out ahead in the delegate count, but ultimately netted a few pledged delegates over Clinton. The next Democratic primaries are next Tuesday, May 17, when voters in Kentucky and Oregon will head to the polls.
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic caucuses in Guam. She defeated rival Bernie Sanders with 60% of the vote to his 40%. A total of seven delegates were up for grabs in the US territory, and the victory will add a few more pledged delegates to Clinton’s lead. The next primary will be held on May 10 in West Virginia.
At the closing of polls in Indiana’s primary, the one thing that was for certain was that the race between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was going to be close. The race has been called in favor of Sanders and with 99.9% reporting, Sanders leads with 52.7% to Clinton’s 47.3%. With such a narrow margin, the number of delegates assigned to Sanders will not be enough for him to make a dent in Clinton’s delegate lead.
Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primaries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Connecticut. Bernie Sanders won the Rhode Island contest. It was an important night for Clinton as she gained a number of important delegates to get her closer to the Democratic nomination. Numbers will be updated tomorrow once the full results are reported.
Clinton held a victory rally in Philadelphia where she thanked the volunteers and voters that made tonight’s victories possible. During her speech, Clinton focused more on the general election and unifying the Democratic party to defeat the Republicans in November. She spoke about a number of people that she has met throughout the campaign and how thier personal stories drive her to build a country where everyone rises together and not just those at the top. She said, “We will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together – an America where we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down.” A video of her speech is below.
New Yorkers headed to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots for their choice for the Democratic presidential race, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. They overwhelmingly chose Hillary Clinton. As of posting, with 99.6% of precincts reporting, Clinton leads Sanders 58.0% to 42.0%. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton voted in Chappaqua before visiting with voters throughout New York City.
Clinton spoke at a victory rally in Times Square on Tuesday evening. During her speech, she thanked New Yorkers and the campaign volunteers who helped make her victory possible. Then, she spoke about the path forward to the nomination and her platform plans. Clinton also referenced a number of New Yorkers she had met on the campaign trail. She concluded her speech saying, “The motto of this state is “Excelsior, ever upward.” So let’s go out and win this election.” A video of Clinton’s speech is below.