“Multiple news outlets declared Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee on Monday night, saying she has won the majority of delegates necessary to win the race.
“”An Associated Press 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,” the AP said in a short post on its website.
“”Now the presumptive nominee, she will formally accept her party’s nomination in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.”
“The AP’s announcement — confirmed by NBC News a little later — landed seemingly out of nowhere, given that no states voted on Monday and that there had been no news of a recount in any primary.”
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