Hillary Clinton Is The Presumptive Nominee — AP
On Monday evening, the Associated Press reported that, according to its tally, Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee after earning enough delegates and superdelegates the night before final day of primaries. According to AP's count, Clinton has reached the 2,383 delegates and will become the nominee once she is officially confirmed at the convention in July. However, it's important to note that AP's count includes pledges from superdelegates, who cannot officially give their support to a candidate until the day of the convention.
According to AP, she has 1,812 pledged delegates and support from 571 superdelegates. It's been looking for a while like Clinton would clinch the nomination, though. She's been leading opponent Bernie Sanders in the race since it began, and for many people, it just seemed like a matter of time. But an official clinch didn't seem likely until Tuesday, when California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota would hold their primaries and caucuses. AP said it came to the conclusion after a count of pledged delegates that were won in the primaries and caucuses that have taken place so far, as well as a "survey of party insiders known as superdelegates."
Although the superdelegates make the announcement a little confusing, as Clinton hasn't reached the 2,383 through pledged delegates alone, it's safe to say that after Tuesday's primaries, she'll breeze by no problem.