Clinton clinches Democratic presidential nomination: AP and NBC

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a speech during a campaign stop in Lynwood, CaliforniaBy James Oliphant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination, according to tallies on Monday by two U.S. media outlets, the day before six states were set to vote in nominating contests. A former senator and U.S. secretary of state, Clinton would be the first woman to ever be the presidential candidate of a major political party in the country’s 239-year history. A Sanders campaign spokesman said it was wrong of the Associated Press and NBC News, which made the calls on Monday evening, to count the votes of superdelegates before they cast ballots at the Democratic National Convention in July.

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