Hillary Clinton delivering her general election themed victory speech after declaring herself winner
“Together, we secured the Democratic nomination.
“For the first time ever, a woman will be a major party’s nominee to become President of the United States.” – Sen Hillary Clinton
Former First lady poised Hillary Clinton one victory away from becoming first female president of America, under the democratic banner
Declares herself Democratic presidential nominee after a night of show stopping primaries wins in NJ, SD, MT,NM – double digits lead in CA
Bernie Sanders wins North Dakota and vows to ‘take it all the way to the convention’
Hilllary may have declared herself winner of the democratic party primaries, the dillema is, how does she sway the teeming ‘Bernie or bust’ throngs to back her candidacy?
Hillary Clinton has made history as the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House and immediately sued for party unityin her victory speech, appealing to Sanders’ voters on policy grounds. She noted that they share an enemy and made the case that collectively they could produce change:
“If we stand together, we will rise together because we are stronger together,” Clinton said.The former first lady, declared herself the Democratic nominee for US president , saying she has made history as the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House .
The former secretary of state beat rival Bernie Sanders in the New Jersey primary, expanding her lead a day after she captured the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination .
In a fundraising email to supporters, Clinton, 68, said: “Together, we secured the Democratic nomination.
“For the first time ever, a woman will be a major party’s nominee to become President of the United States.”
New Jersey was one of six states holding contests on Tuesday, including California, the big prize where Clinton was still at risk of an embarrassing loss to Sanders.
Sanders, 74, was projected to win in North Dakota, and there were no immediate projections in Montana, New Mexico or South Dakota in the final series of big presidential nominating battles that began on February 1 in Iowa.
The District of Columbia, the last to vote, holds a Democratic primary next Tuesday.
In her email, Clinton declared her campaign had broken “one of the highest, hardest glass ceilings.”
She also wrote on Twitter: “Tonight, we can say with pride that, in America, there is no barrier too great and no ceiling too high to break.
“To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want – even president. Tonight is for you.”
Daughter Chelsea Clinton shared her mother’s tweet and said: “So proud of you, Mom & grateful little girls can grow up knowing they can run for president.”
Clinton’s race against Trump, 69, will unfold as she faces an ongoing investigation of her use of a personal email server while secretary of state. Opinion polls show the controversy has hurt Clinton’s ratings on honesty and trustworthiness.
Clinton, who now must try to unify the party and win over Sanders supporters, has compiled a video tying her to women’s rights movements in American history.
She wants to move beyond the primary battle and turn her attention to Trump.
Sen bernie Sanders, fights to carry fight to Philadephia in July to sway superdelegates
But Sanders, a democratic socialist US senator from Vermont, has vowed to stay in until July’s party convention that formally picks the nominee, defying growing pressure from party leaders to exit the race. Sanders has commanded huge crowds, galvanizing younger voters with promises to address economic inequality. Clinton has edged him out, particularly among older voters, with a more pragmatic campaign focused on building on President Barack Obama’s policies. Sanders was determined to stay in the race, even after Clinton clinched the number of delegates needed to win the nomination.
Under Democratic National Committee rules, most delegates to the July 25-28 convention in Philadelphia are awarded by popular votes in state-by-state elections, and Clinton has a clear lead in those pledged delegates.
But the delegate count also includes superdelegates, party leaders who can change their minds at any time. Clinton’s superdelegate support outnumbers Sanders’ by more than 10 to 1.
The Sanders’ campaign has said it can still persuade superdelegates to switch to him, although in practice superdelegates who have announced their intentions are unlikely to change their minds.
Sanders would have to get more than 60 percent of the superdelegates backing Clinton to switch their votes but has yet to convert a single delegate.