Breaking News: The AP makes it Official and Hillary is the ONE!


The AP has jumped in front of the last full day of primaries to declare Hillary Rodham Clinton the presumptive 2016 Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Enough delegates have confirmed that they will be supporting her at the Convention that she’s reached the magic number.

Hillary Clinton has earned enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee, making her the first woman ever to win a major party nomination, the Associated Press reported on Monday night.
A combination of pledged and superdelegates put Clinton over the mark in her contest against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to the AP count.

Clinton’s historic victory — coming as a surprise, only hours before voters head to the polls on the last multi-state day of the Democratic primary — is likely to be tempered by her opponent Bernie Sanders’ reluctance to bow out of the race.
Before the AP updated its count and put her over the top, Clinton was just 23 delegates shy of the 2,383 needed to clinch the nomination, and with six states holding primaries or caucuses, she was expected to easily cross that threshold.

Six states will be voting tomorrow and Clinton’s campaign director has indicated that the candidate is working for each vote still.  She holds a commanding lead in pledge delegates, voters, and super delegates.

Reports are that President Obama called Senator Sanders on Sunday night to indicate that he’s ready to attack Trump and come out for Clinton.  Reports also indicated that the mood in the Senator’s cadre was somber and serious.

President Obama called Sen. Bernie Sanders Sunday afternoon, according to a source familiar with the conversation, reports CBS News’ Julianna Goldman.

While the source didn’t characterize the conversation, Sanders spokesman told CBS News’ Kylie Atwood that the two have spoken on multiple occasions.

The call between the two lasted 30-45 minutes, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reported. Sanders also spoke with the president by phone in mid-May.

The Vermont senator took the president’s call on the side of the road in the financial district in San Francisco, at around 2:30 p.m. ET. Atwood said that as the press bus drove by, Sanders could be seen standing on Market Street, legal pad in hand, as he talked on a cell phone.

Atwood asked Sanders about the conversation Tuesday, but he declined to say much about it.

“I have spoken to President Obama many many times about many issues, and I really think it’s not appropriate to talk about my discussions with the president,” he told Atwood. “I try to keep that private.”

On Tuesday, six states will hold election contests, and 694 delegates are at stake. Sanders’ opponent, front-runner Hillary Clinton is expected to surpass the 2,383 number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination early Tuesday evening. She needs just 23 delegates, according to CBS News’ count, to reach 2,383.

Nearly every news outlet is jumping on Clinton’s win.

Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to The Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.

A bitter presidential contest that Clinton was once expected to win in a walk ended abruptly late Monday, as she claimed exactly the number of delegates needed to secure the nomination in her contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, according the AP’s latest tally.

Clinton was widely expected — even inside her own campaign — to clinch the nomination on Tuesday, when California, New Jersey and four other states are scheduled to vote. But according to the AP, Clinton continued to pick up newly committed delegates over the weekend and on Monday that effectively guarantee her the nomination.

With that milestone, the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state has ended more than two centuries of national history in which only men have been the standard-bearers for the major political parties. She also overcame her own crushing loss in the 2008 Democratic primary against Barack Obama, as well as a political environment this year that favored outsiders at the expense of Clinton’s establishment credentials. And she became the first spouse of a former president to win the presidential nomination in her own right.

“My supporters are passionate, they are committed, they have voted for me in great numbers across the country for many reasons,” Clinton said Monday on the campaign trail in California. “But among the reasons is their belief that having a woman president would make a great statement — a historic statement — about what kind of country we are, what we stand for. It’s really emotional.”

hillary-clinton-secretary-of-state-csis-722x480Next up on the agenda, making sure that Donald Trump never gets near the White House.

Should we celebrate now or dance tomorrow?

Hillary will be appearing on the Maddow show shortly.  She’s live from Long Beach, California if you’d like to watch her.

The Sanders Campaign has just provided a press release that declares that it’s not a real thing until Philadelphia.  The AP says that she has 2384 pledged delegates as of right now.

Meanwhile, I’m going to just sit here and bask in all those glass shards.  Millions and Millions of them.


100 Comments on “Breaking News: The AP makes it Official and Hillary is the ONE!”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Bernie released a statement saying that he will still continue to try to convince superdelegates to make him the nominee at the convention.

  2. dakinikat says:

    Puerto Rico evidently did it.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      SD’s were polled by the AP and NBC and some came out for Hillary. The Hillary campaign wanted them to wait until after the contests tomorrow, but human nature being what it is some of them just couldn’t wait.

  3. RalphB says:

    Bye Bernie!

    • dakinikat says:

      I’d like to hear what the Prez told him.

      • NW Luna says:

        I think it went like this:

        Obama: “Bernie, I know it’s tough, but you have to face the math. It’s over.”

        Sanders: “I think I have a good chance. If the super—–”

        Obama: “Not going to happen, Bernie.”

        …..over and over for 30-45 minutes.

  4. Fannie says:

    I am pissed listening to Andrea Mitchell (she is on Rachel Maddow now)………….Okay if we took away all the super delegates, Bernie is still going to lose. Andrea is saying that because (AP) called it early, it confirms Bernie notion that it’s rigged, and that people will figure she has it, so they won’t go out and vote tomorrow.

    What bullschitt is that. Many people in California already voted by ballot, and many many more are going to the polls. And now Rachel is having Bernie up, and then Hillary.

    Buck Off Bernie!

  5. Jslat says:


  6. Pat Johnson says:

    He refuses to go away. He is a big baby! There is no possible way he could ever close the gap between them.

    Go home, Bernie.

  7. Jslat says:

    I can’t hear the bernie babies……… cause I HEAR GLASS BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jslat says:

    Hillary interview right now on RM.

  9. NW Luna says:

    Woo-hoo! Hill-A-Ree! Hill-A-Ree! Hill-A-Ree! Hill-A-Ree! Hill-A-Ree!


  10. Pat Johnson says:

    I just hope they do not feel like they need to kiss Bernie’ s a s s just to get him to leave. Enough of him is enough.

    • NW Luna says:

      They should kick Bernie in his pompous posterior. Every single one of the regular delegates. Then the SDs can.

  11. Pat Johnson says:

    Lawrence O’Donnell hates Hillary Clinton so he is trying to denigrate the release of the delegate count on her behalf.

    He still seems to hold onto the idea of the super delegates flocking to Bernie. Jesus.

    Give it a latest Lawrence. Save your hate for Trump instead.

    Lawrence O’Donnell and Chris Hayes despise the Clintons so much they must be seething.

    • dakinikat says:

      I know. He just oozes nasty.

      • joanelle says:

        It’s already begun – a book by Secret Service Officer Gary J. Byrne – Crisis of Character aimed a denigrating Hillary’s personal character is just out.

        • Sweet Sue says:

          We’ve been down that road so many times. Who cares?
          Remember the idiot who wrote that the Clintons put pornographic decorations on the White House tree?
          I think he was a Gary, too. What’s with Garys?

    • ANonOMouse says:

      I thought Chris Hayes was going to vomit when he announced the Breaking News.

      Lawrence O’Donnell looked like he’d been forced to eat a dozen lemons before he went on the air. His lips were still puckered as he opened his show with the news.


    • Fannie says:

      They can’t stand Hillary being the first female president ever!

      • Delphyne49 says:

        And as Mouse said, Get used to it! We are not tippy toeing around your feelz any longer. We’ve done it for millennia and it’s over. O V E R! It’s dysfunctional and it’s not life affirming. And it doesn’t help us – or anyone!

        And, guess what – if you think that the AP announcement will prevent me -or any of us with a brain – from voting early in the morning, you have another thing coming.

        We’re here – women, Poc, anyone who has been knocked down and refused to stay down – we ain’t going anywhere. Get used to it. The sooner the better.

        • ANonOMouse says:

          Oh, I wish I could go with you tomorrow Delph !

          • Delphyne49 says:

            You will be with me in spirit, Mouse – and when I push that button for Hillary and the Dems, I will take a deep breath, think of you and all of the women who have waited for soooo long for this and then – well, I’d love to give a big ‘ole Ye Haw, but I really don’t want the cops out! – 🙂 And you know that kind of smile – the kind that will never be wiped off our face, that smirk? That’s what my face – my 66 year old face – will be expressing BIG TIME!

          • ANonOMouse says:

            You know if I could go with you I would do the big Ye Haw for you and embarrass the hell out of you. But I appreciate you thinking of us as you cast that vote for Hillary. And I envy you for getting to cast your vote on what I think is the most important day of this election. You lucky girl!!!

          • bostonboomer says:

            When I was driving home yesterday, I was thinking of you Delphyne. You will help give Hillary a majority of pledged delegates. We will all be with you in spirit! Joanelle too!

        • Fannie says:

          So damn ready I could cry.

      • joanelle says:

        they can’t stand a female POTUS period!

  12. ANonOMouse says:

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  14. pdgrey says:

    I guess the Santa Monica pier Route 66: End of the Trail sign was trying to tell Bernie something.

  15. ANonOMouse says:

    Get this picture firmly planted in your minds so that this is all we see from here on out

    • Fannie says:

      Mouse, I look at this photo, and I wonder why in the world has it taken so long for the USA to have a woman as President. Many other countries have women at the head, but we have lagged behind.

      I am so thrilled, I don’t know if I can sleep tonight. My grands were coming over tomorrow, but I asked for them to come Wednesday……..Tomorrow belongs to the first woman president, and equality for all.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        When we grew up Fannie, the best women could hope for was school teacher, bank teller or secretary. Not that there’s anything wrong with those jobs, but there was no hope in my youth of doing anything more. No women Doctors or Lawyers. No women Judges, Scientists or Engineers. No women Executives in the Business world. No women Senators or Governors. That is why it has taken us so long, Fannie. We came from the very bottom of the pile to the top of the pile and we’ve had to fight our way through every obstacle thrown in front of us since the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. Tonight I think of all of those brave women who came before us who’ve fought the fight to get us here. I honor every woman who blogs here because each of them have had to fight and scratch their way to a decent life. BUT WE’RE HERE AND WE’RE NEVER GOING BACK.

        To those who object……GET USED TO IT!!!

        • Fannie says:

          Damn right, from the bottom up. I heart you, because there was a special lady that I tried to call, and I want to hear what she has to say to me, all these years later. She was a lady who had polio, and fought from her wheel chair, and I am honored after all these years, she was sort of my wheels to the fight. We are freeing ourselves and the world from all the ugly pain of the past.

          We are the cause to take our sister forward, to be our first and only woman POTUS.

      • NW Luna says:

        America has more sexist assholes than many other countries, that’s why.

      • joanelle says:

        The only new idea that could save humanity in the 21st century is for women to take over the management of the world. I believe that male hegemony has squandered an opportunity of 10,000 years. We men have belittle and ridiculed feminine intuition and on the other hand, we have historically sanctified our ideologies, almost all of them absurd or abominable. The masculine power structure has proved that it cannot impede the destruction of the environment, because it is incapable of overcoming its own interests. For women, on the other hand, preservation of the environment is a genetic vocation. The reversal of powers is a matter of life or death. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author.

        • Fannie says:

          That sounds like something Eleanor Roosevelt would have said, and she traveled the world, and was tireless on behalf of all women.

        • Delphyne49 says:

          So true, Jonelle – I keep thinking of Lord of the Flies when I see men “managing” Life. I will copy and save this quote from Gabriel. Thank you.

  16. Pat Johnson says:

    Obama, who loved campaigning more then anything else, is just itching to get out there.

    I see that happening as soon as Wednesday. He has a “score” to settle with Trump.

  17. Pat Johnson says:

    The Republican Party is dead. Trump has seen to that. He even managed to take the Tea Party down with him. It may take a few election cycles to achieve that but it is,almost over.

    I also predict the end of McCain’s run. He has ostracized himself once too often to survive the debacle come November.

    I will even be surprised to see Trump last out the next 5 months.

    • Fannie says:

      I agree with you Pat………and so glad McCain is likely to be a goner. Trump is probably going to up and QUIT.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      McCain needs to be gone. He’ll be 80 years old in August. It’s time!!!

    • Earlynerd says:

      And hopefully Bernie will take the Herbal Tea Party with him as well!

      (h/t ThePeoplesView commentariat for that Tea Party term)

  18. Mouse love the images.

  19. Ron4Hills says:

    Best news all year.

    Keep the faith babies!

  20. NW Luna says:

    The Guardian, ever deep in CDS, has this funny headline: Clinton in California: has the Democratic frontrunner finally found her footing?

    Yes, a loooong time ago, and that’s why she’s the damn frontrunner. Bwhahahaha!

  21. MsMass says:

    It’s good news but premature, even the Clinton campaign is holding off till after the voting today. Did AP do this to depress the vote or increase it? What do you think was their strategy for doing this- kind of out of the blue- on the night before many,many people vote? I don’t trust AP to be doing it for good reasons, unless it’s a signal to Sanders that it’s really over?? I know he was on the phone with Obama on Sunday evening, so maybe this was the next step?

    • bostonboomer says:

      NBC announced it too. News organizations compete to be the first to make the announcement. It has always been this way, nothing sinister about it.

    • janicen says:

      I don’t think there was anything nefarious behind it. Just the press being the press. I’m pretty sure that’s how things unfolded last year as well because I remember people saying that voters would still go out to cast their historic vote for the first black presumptive nominee. Today, voters will get to cast a historic vote for the first female presumptive nominee.


  22. Jslat says:

    Good morning! It’s so much brighter now that that damn glass ceiling has been broken!!!

    NPR article lists ways HRC won. Fun read for all who have supported her.

  23. Jslat says:

    Ready for the victory march today? Hope all Hillary voters show up. The last nail in bernie coffin will be the majority pledged delegate vote.

  24. ANonOMouse says:

    Nancy Pelosi endorsed Hillary this Morning. Hopefully tonight we’ll hear from Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the SD’s will commit. I’m even expecting some of the SD’s who support Bernie to flip to Hillary. Time to get about the business of the General Election.

    Bye, Bye Bernie

  25. Ron4Hills says:

    My sister told me that some of the 3rd Degree Berners on Facebook are saying that the AP was paid off by Hills to try to suppress the Voter Bernout, yeah cause Hills wasn’t gonna clinch today anyway.


    • NW Luna says:

      Sounds like some of the ones I tried talking with at my caucus. Delusional and then some! Reality, it hurts. LOL. Get used to it, Bernielusionals!

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Poor delusional whackadoodles.

    • janicen says:

      Same media called it for Trump a long time ago and nobody questioned it. I’m not going to apologize or make excuses. She is the presumptive nominee.


  26. ANonOMouse says:

  27. Sweet Sue says:

    Oh, how I wish-I know I have a lot of company-that my mother was alive to see this day.

  28. William says:

    About time for me to go out and vote im the CA primary. I hope all the Hillary supporters in this state do so as well. MSNBC is going to be doing their reporting show from the Santa Monica Pier, which is a lovely spot, so be sure to at least take a look at the scenery, even if you prefer to keep the sound down. Hopefully, Hillary can win a tight race here, just for the effect. The rest of the week is a good time for a bit of reveling, before we get down to the rest of the battle. Cheers!