Just in time to suppress voter turnout in the California and New Jersey primaries, the main news feed of the main stream media, the Associated Press, declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democrat nomination for president.
Clinton was expected to lockup the nomination with pledged delegates when the results of the New Jersey primary are declared this evening. Hillary leads the polls in New Jersey by a substantial margin.
Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are locked in a hot contest in California, with Clinton’s narrow lead within the margin of error.
The A.P. did their own survey of Democrat Super Delegates who had not yet pledged to support Clinton or Sanders, found that Clinton had the needed 2,383 combination of pledged and super delegates to clinch the nomination, assuming all the supers answered truthfully and don’t change their mind, and declared the contest over.
According to The New York Times, Sanders did not mention the A.P. declaration during a rally in San Francisco. He pledged to continue his candidacy through the Democratic National Convention in July. Sanders staffers said the campaign will lobby super delegates to support Bernie.