June 8, 2016
It’s been known that Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, and now Hillary Clinton earned the Democratic party nomination with four state primary victories on Tuesday. The former Secretary of State won in New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, which gave her the delegates needed, and claimed a comfortable victory in California to end the day.
She is the first female major-party presidential nominee and heads into next month’s Democratic National Convention in a strong position. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders earned victories in Montana and North Dakota.
Sanders vowed to continue his campaign, though acknowledged it would be a “very, very steep fight.” Clinton invited Sanders’ supporters to join her campaign in an effort to defeat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.