Hillary Clinton makes history following the last Super Tuesday of the 2016 primary season. On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee when she reached and surpassed the magic number of 2,383 delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination after a slew of Tuesday primary wins. USA Today reported that Hillary Clinton’s history-making victory came Monday night, but many critics called the Monday declaration of a Hillary victory premature.
Tonight, we can say with pride that, in America, there is no barrier too great and no ceiling too high to break. pic.twitter.com/7vbGPJe543— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 8, 2016
However, that all changed on Tuesday when Hillary far surpassed the number of delegates she needed to secure her party’s presidential nomination following races in the remainder of the U.S. states’ primaries. Only the District of Columbia has yet to vote this primary season, and at the pledged delegate count, can’t be tipped away from Clinton’s favor.
Hillary Clinton made history with her Tuesday success, becoming the first woman in American history to become a major political party’s presidential nominee.
Following her victory, Hillary Clinton addressed her supporters on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, New York.
“Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone.”
As she was cheered on by adoring supporters and fans, she acknowledged that she and her supporters have made history tonight.
Clinton easily won Tuesday’s New Jersey primary, and she won tighter races in South Dakota and New Mexico. Bernie Sanders picked up a victory in North Dakota, but it was a useless victory in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s historic delegate accumulation.
California primary results haven’t come in yet, but projections are that the race in the country’s most delegate-rich state is a tight one.
At this point, however, the California primaries have become almost moot, with Clinton already having enough delegates to claim a historic Democratic primary victory.
Even though she has the support of the delegates and the Democratic party, Hillary doesn’t seem to be getting much love on social media in the aftermath of her apparent victory.
Hillary Clinton is such a lying hypocrite, nobody should support a person like that to be the leader of our nation— Jake Foushee (@JakeFoushee) June 8, 2016
As The New York Times reports, following her decisive and history-making Tuesday victory, Hillary Clinton appealed to supporters of Bernie Sanders to rally behind her campaign’s victory and unify the Democratic party in order to defeat Donald Trump in November.
During her victory speech in New York on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton spoke to the crowd of her plans to build on the victories of other female pioneers of women’s rights. She mentioned the “the 19th-century leaders at Seneca Falls, N.Y., who began the fight for women’s rights in America.”
“Tonight caps an amazing journey — a long, long journey. We all owe so much to those who came before, and tonight belongs to all of you.”
This election isn’t about the same old fights between Democrats and Republicans—it’s about who we are as Americans. pic.twitter.com/uHSSsV1S1k— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s history-making primary victory speech also included praise for Bernie Sanders rather than criticism of the Vermont Senator, who rose from an almost unknown position in American politics to become a serious contender in the 2016 Democratic primary.
Bernie Sanders has sworn to take his fight for the Democratic presidential nomination all the way to July’s Democratic National Convention, and he doubled down on his pledge to fight presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton for every delegate as recently as Saturday. Sanders has said that he still has the potential to snatch Hillary Clinton’s history-making victory from her hands by swaying unpledged superdelegates away from her.
However, a lot of Bernie Sanders’ future campaign plans hinged on a huge upset in California on Tuesday, and according to polls, he doesn’t seem to be pulling it off.
According to multiple credible reports, Sanders has already made plans to lay off much of his campaign staff now that Hillary Clinton has become the Democratic party’s presumptive and historic nominee. However, no official statement has been made regarding Sanders’ plans to concede the Democratic race to victor and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
President Obama also got involved in Hillary Clinton’s historic Tuesday festivities by calling both Clinton and Bernie Sanders to congratulate them for “running inspiring campaigns.”
Reportedly, President Obama has plans to meet with Bernie at the White House on Thursday at Senator Sanders’ request.
What do you think? Has Hillary pulled it off? Will Bernie Sanders keep fighting until the convention as he’s promised? Is it time for the Democratic party to unify now that Hillary Clinton has made history with her historic status as the party’s presumptive nominee.
[Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]