The news media has preempted Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primaries, declaring Hillary Clinton the winner.
According to The Associated Press, the former secretary of state has the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch her party’s nomination, with super delegates putting her over the top before today’s primaries even begin.
“We have a really important election now,” Clinton said.
Still, she urged voters to head to the polls in the six states set to vote Tuesday, including the biggest, California.
“We’re going to come out of the primary even stronger to take on Donald Trump,” she told supporters.
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders’ campaign is accusing the media of rushing to judgment.
“It is wrong to count the votes of super delegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer. Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination,” Sanders’ spokesperson Michael Briggs said in a statement.
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