Breaking News: Hillary Clinton Wins DC PrimaryPosted: June 14, 2016
Okay, 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 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!