Breaking news that should surprise no one: The Associated Press is reporting that, by its tally of pledged delegates, Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party nomination, one day before a major primary in California that most saw as Bernie Sanders’ last stand.
Breaking: AP calls the race for Clinton https://t.co/47G2UWS5Ui
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 7, 2016
AP now reporting that Hillary now has the delegates to win the nomination.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) June 7, 2016
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) June 7, 2016
What Clinton wants, Clinton gets.
Translation: Clinton wants to win this on pledge delegates not on a day-before-primary whimper. pic.twitter.com/V45069XAs5
— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) June 7, 2016
— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 7, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 7, 2016
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party's de facto presidential nominee, 1st woman of either party to do so https://t.co/INHU2cEO7N
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) June 7, 2016
— Rude Pundit (@StarvingWriter_) June 7, 2016
From AP story: "all [superdelegates] counted in her tally have unequivocally told the AP they will" support her in Philly. Unequivocal!
— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) June 7, 2016
It was worth it just to see Hillary Clinton and the word “unequivocal” appear this close to each other, if only this one time. So, if Clinton called off the promised final debate with Sanders since there was nothing in it for her, will she ask her voters to stay home tomorrow since she’s already won?
@kasie Now her supporters can just stay home tomorrow, right?
— MG Dahlin (@mgdahlin) June 7, 2016
@AP Is it still by a margin of super-delegates? Because if so, there could be a problem.
— Jeff Fyke (@jeffjfyke) June 7, 2016
@AP Super Delegates don't vote until July. Stop being dishonest.
— Christopher (@BuenaVista28) June 7, 2016
@AP Super Delegates don’t vote until the convention.
— Jesse J. Anderson (@jessejanderson) June 7, 2016
— Christina Gleason MA (@WELLinTHIShouse) June 7, 2016
What better way to try and depress Bernie's CA surge than to make sure the networks report that the race is over before voting even begins.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 7, 2016
How is this possible….even after tomorrow…enlighten me as to how? She doesn't have a majority (2026) & she doesn't have 2383. How? @AP
— Jon Sidote (@JSidote) June 7, 2016
The superdelegates told the AP they were backing Clinton, and they were unequivocal about it, or so we’ve heard.
AP jumps the gun on nomination….by this system, they could have pronounced her victory a month ago.
— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) June 7, 2016
I don’t care if Sanders wins or loses, I just wish the media did their jobs properly.
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 7, 2016
Counting super-delegates. This is not journalism. https://t.co/EnHu7vwhM4
— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) June 7, 2016
It’s bigger than journalism. It’s history in the making.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. party
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 7, 2016
@kasie She'll also be the first frontrunner going into a general election being investigated and probably indicted. Hooray! History!
— Soumi (@SueMe_) June 7, 2016
— Matt Sheaff (@MattSheaff) June 7, 2016
Eve of the primary in the biggest state: a weird time to make this call.
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) June 7, 2016
Crazy timing, huh?
Bernie Sanders find the AP’s rush to judgment unfortunate. Theoretically, superdelegates could change their minds before July 25 (say, if a certain someone were indicted), but if they told an AP reporter off the record that they’d be voting for Clinton, they’re bound to keep their word, right?
Sanders response to AP news pic.twitter.com/qXJwWaiNuH
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) June 7, 2016