Breaking News: Hillary Clinton Wins DC Primary

og-DCOkay, I’m completely in stitches over this headline:  Our long national nightmare is over: DC votes in last-in-the-nation primary.”  This should come as no surprise.  Hillary is the winner of the DC primary with 47% of the votes tallied per the AP.

The presidential primary process is over. Voters in the District of Columbia will be the last to sound off, as Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face off one last time in the battle for their party’s nomination.

With 29 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton was declared the winner by the Associated Press shortly after 8:45 pm EST, leading Sanders 78.8 percent to 21 percent.

DC offers up 20 pledged delegates, 13 of which are split among the four wards of the non-state’s two municipal districts. The overall winner receives all seven of the remaining pledged delegates. There are even more superdelegates, however, 26 in total, of which all but four have already aligned with Clinton

The primary’s rules favor Clinton, as only Democratic Party members are allowed to vote. In many of Sanders’ victorious showings, it was non-partisans voting in semi-open primaries that tipped the balance for the self-described Democratic socialist.

Up to this point, Clinton has won 33 primary contests and Sanders has been victorious in 23, in which Clinton has garnered a total of 2,203 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 1,828. In addition to those tallies, 581 superdelegates have committed to Clinton, while 49 have voiced support for Sanders.

The Democratic National Convention will take place from July 25 to 28 in Philadelphia.

hillary-clinton-mug_5fea106e0eb494469a75e60d8f2b18ea.nbcnews-fp-320-320 Hillary is the winner of the DC primary with 47% as this posting.  CNN has weighed in too.

Hillary Clinton will win the last contest of the Democratic primary season, according to a CNN projection, eclipsing Bernie Sanders in the little-noticed election in the District of Columbia.

The contest doesn’t change the general election match-up. Clinton clinched her nomination last week, but Sanders declined to drop out and pledged to give every voter a chance to decide between the two candidates.

Though the primary was essentially over, Sanders held a single campaign event in Washington last Thursday, and he reminded voters here about his support for statehood for the nation’s capital.

It’s a live blog and open thread!!
Hillary is the one!


26 Comments on “Breaking News: Hillary Clinton Wins DC Primary”

  1. roofingbird says:

    Wow, 58.7% and she is still at 78.7% vs his, 21%

  2. roofingbird says:

    HILLAREE, HILLAREE, HILLAREE!!!

  3. Delphyne49 says:

    79% – 21% Hillary! I wish I were a fly on the wall of the meeting between Hillary and BS.

    Personally, I’m very happy to be part of the Northern Confederacy!

    • dakinikat says:

      Have a julep and sit a spell under ma magnolia tree

    • NW Luna says:

      She’ll be diplomatic, he’ll blather and bluster, and then she will be diplomatic again. …In the background, Bill will be itching to tell Bernie a thing or two.

  4. Wtf!!!!

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283533-sanders-still-in-race-after-clinton-meeting

    From the link;

    But Sanders has given no indication that he intends to drop out before the convention.

    He will address supporters via video live stream on Thursday, but spokesman Michael Briggs said earlier on Tuesday that Sanders will not drop out “today, or tomorrow, or the next day.”

    “He has said that he plans to stay in this through the Democratic convention,” Briggs said, according to Bloomberg News.

    That’s the signal Sanders has given to his closest supporters as well

  5. jackyt says:

    Does he really think he can bludgeon his way into a prime time convention slot to deliver his stump speech ag-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ain??????????????

  6. dakinikat says:

    The DC primary final results:

    District-wide results
    143/143 precincts (100%) reporting
    Hillary Clinton
    73,461
    78.7%
    Bernie Sanders
    19,684
    21.1%

    93,344 total votes

    • NW Luna says:

      Hear the voice of the people!

      Sanders is too busy shouting and wagging his finger to actually listen to the people.

  7. Fannie says:

    Congrats Hillary Clinton. Today I will break a Hershey candy far with my bare hands, and eat it slowly one piece at a time. Chocolate for the first time in three weeks, and no more smoothies.

  8. dakinikat says:

    There’s a filibuster going on in the Senate over Gun Control. Senators from Connecticut and Corey Booker.

  9. pdgrey says:

    Janicen, Just saw your email. I had several doctor appointments. “Been in a jam, see””! Ha.
    I so glad someone got the Captain Qugge connection! Was I giving away my age?
    Loved you e-mail, thanks