Hilary Clinton announced that she has garnered enough delegates to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for the upcoming US presidential elections.
Celebrating her victory in Brooklyn, New York, Clinton hailed the victory as “the milestone moment for women”.
“Thanks to you, we have reached a milestone,” Clinton said to her supporters. “We all owe so much to who came before.”
Clinton made the announcement after beating Bernie Sanders in New Jersey primary. She asked Sanders’ supporters to join her campaign, saying that the Democratic Party has been bolstered by his campaign to eliminate income inequality.
Sanders, however, will not give up. He told his supporters in California that he still has hope in next Tuesday’s primary in the District of Columbia.
“We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, DC,” he said. “And then we take our fight for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”.
President Barack Obama called both Clinton and Sanders. He congratulated Clinton on “securing the delegates necessary to clinch the Democratic nomination for president”.
Sanders will visit Obama at the White House on Thursday following a meeting request from Sanders.
The Democratic Party will officially choose nominee in July, and the presidential elections will be held in November.