NBC News confirms that Hillary Clinton has received the magic number of delegates needed to become the democratic party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
That word came ahead of Tuesday’s final multi-state primary in California and five other states.
Clinton went over the top Monday night with a combination of pledged and superdelegate votes – bringing the tally to 2,383 in her race against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
At a campaign event in Long Beach, California Clinton fired up her supporters when she conveyed that she had just learned of the historic news, becoming the first woman to ever win the nomination.
“I got to to tell you, according to the news we are on the brink of a historic, unprecedented moment, but we still have work to do, don’t we?,” Clinton said. “We have six elections tomorrow and we are going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California.”
The final primary of the season is June 14th in Washington DC.