A former senator and US secretary of state, Hilary Clinton has gotten the number of delegates needed to secure the Democratic U.S presidential nomination, according to tallies on Monday by two US media outlets.
According to Reuters reports , six stated are still set to vote in nominating contests’
Clinton would be the first woman to ever be the presidential candidate of the party in the country’s 239 year history.
However, her strong rival, Bernie Sanders, vowed to fight on in what has been a protracted and increasingly antagonized primary race that has exposed deep rifts between the left wing and the more centrist of the Democratic Party
A Sanders campaign spokesman said it was wrong of the Associated Press and NBC News, which made the calls on Monday evening, to count the votes of super delegates before they cast ballots at the Democratic National Convention in July.
“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump,” Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs said in a statement, castigating what he called the media’s “rush to judgment.”