Hillary Clinton has clinched the democratic presidential nomination, making an important moment in the history of the United States as the first woman ever to lead a major political party. Clinton has 2,043 pledged delegates in primaries and caucuses and has secured 573 superdelegates, putting her over the 2,383 delegates required to become the presumptive nominee. Her recent wins include Puerto Rico, New Mexico, and New Jersey. Puerto Rico’s victory and a wave of support from superdelegates late Monday night placed her in the party’s presumptive nominee status.
Other Democratic primaries on Tuesday in California, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota have not been called for any candidate.
Clinton’s political rival, Bernie Sanders has not called off his campaign, despite pressure by Democratic party leaders for him to consider doing so. Sanders hopes to sway superdelegates to his side during the party’s July convention.