This One Tweet About Hillary Clinton's Reported Nomination Sums It All Up
On Monday evening, the Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democratic primary after she secured enough delegates to be the presumptive nominee for the party. Even if you aren't a diehard fan, this is huge: If Bernie Sanders doesn't make a comeback (it's technically possible he could) then Clinton would become the first woman to be the nominee of a major party for the role of President of the United States of America.
People are, of course, having a little freakout on Twitter. Many are congratulating Clinton on her presumptive win, spreading words of encouragement for the woman who's gotten further in American politics than any other. But the tweet that sums up the best way to support Clinton reminds us that this thing isn't actually over.
There are still six democratic primary elections on Tuesday, one of which is the state of California, which has 475 delegates. According to the Washington Post, Clinton currently leads Sanders by an estimated 289 pledged delegates. So if you live in California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, New Jersey, or South Dakota and want to guarantee a Clinton win, you still need to vote on June 7. Twitter user @drhug sums it up perfectly:
Clinton's camp agrees, calling the AP's report "flattering" but calling on her supporters to hit the polls.
This, of course, goes both ways: If you're a Sanders supporter, there's no reason for you to stay at home on voting day either. This election isn't over yet.