Hilary Clinton gained momentum to decisively win the Democratic presidential nomination on Super Tuesday after winning big in New Jersey’s Democratic primary race and is currently leading by a large margin in California.
As of 1:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Clinton has 57 percent to Sanders’ 41 percent with 63 percent reporting in California, according to the latest update from the Associated Press.
Clinton is looking well positioned to win in four out of the six U.S. states which held Democratic primaries on Tuesday.
After leading in delegate rich California which has 475 pledged delegates up for grabs, Clinton won earlier on Tuesday evening in New Jersey which holds the second highest delegate count, capturing 73 of the 126 delegates in the state with 99 percent reporting.
Clinton also locked up primary wins in South Dakota and New Mexico.
Bernie Sanders won in North Dakota which has a caucus format and also in Montana with 21 Democratic delegates.
Currently, Clinton has an 834 total delegate lead which includes Super delegates.
Clinton has 2,497 total Democratic delegates to Sanders’ 1,663, according to the latest updates from the Associated Press.
After getting a boost yesterday from some additional Super delegates and 2 week-end primary wins in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Clinton captured the 2,383 Democratic delegates needed for the Democratic presidential nomination.
On Tuesday Clinton gave a speech in Brooklyn, N.Y. in which she congratulated Bernie Sanders, thanked him for his long years of public service fighting for progressive causes, and acknowledged that he excited millions of voters, especially young people.
“This has been a hard fought, deeply felt campaign. But whether you supported me, or Senator Sanders, or one of the Republicans, we all need to keep working towards a better, fairer, stronger America” Clinton told her supporters.
Later in her speech, Clinton called Trump “temperamentally unfit” to be president and said that he’s trying to wall off Americans from each other.
Clinton also slammed Trump for some of his past controversial statements.
“When Trump says a distinguished judge born in Indiana can’t do his job because of his Mexican heritage. Or he mocks a reporter with disabilities or calls women ‘pigs’ it goes against everything we stand for” Clinton said.
Clinton explained that she wants an America where everyone is treated with respect and where their worth is valued.
“It’s clear that Donald Trump doesn’t believe that we are stronger together. He has abused his primary opponents and their families. He has abused his primary opponents and their families, attacked the press for asking tough questions, denigrated Muslims and immigrants. He wants to win by stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds” Clinton exclaimed.
Donald Trump has faced a barrage of criticism for his comments last week about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an American judge with Mexican ancestry.
Trump said that a case against Trump University was biased against him and there is a “conflict of interest” because of Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage.
During a press conference on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan weighed in and responded to Trump’s race injected comments.
“Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday.
Donald Trump released a long statement on Tuesday on his website which fell short of an apology for his past inflammatory comments about Judge Curiel’s ethnicity.
Trump wrote that its “unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage.”
Trump denied that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial but later questioned whether he is truly receiving a fair trial.
“I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial” Trump wrote.
Trump stated that he doesn’t plan to comment on the matter any further and noted the lawsuit is now scheduled for trial in November.
Trump Uses Teleprompter During Speech And Says He’s Going To Be America’s “Champion”
Trump held a press conference on Tuesday evening after sweeping all of the state primaries with no Republican presidential challengers standing in his way.
Trump pointed out that his campaign won more campaign primary votes than any other GOP campaign in history.
Trump said that he leads Clinton in polls and expects the lead to grow substantially.
After claiming that he’s going to be America’s “champion” Trump informed his audience that he will give a “major speech” probably next week and will discuss all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons.
Trump appealed to Sanders’ voters who may feel upset with the Super Delegate format which hasn’t helped Bernie Sanders.
“To all of those Bernie Sanders’ voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of super delegates, we welcome you with open arms” Trump said to his supporters which followed round of applause.
Trump brought up his solidarity with Bernie Sanders regarding their mutual opposition to past “terrible trade deals” and said he will have “fantastic trade deals” and start making money and bringing in jobs.
On Tuesday evening Bernie Sanders gave a speech to his supporters in California and said “We won’t allow Trump to become president.
Sanders claimed that the American people in his view will not support a candidate whose major theme is bigotry.
Sanders has reportedly lay off some of his campaign staff and appears to be shifting the focus in his campaign as he prepares to face the reality of losing out on his aspirations to capture the Democratic nomination and will need to formulate an exit strategy that won’t alienate his left leaning base or Hilary Clinton.
There is 1 Democratic primary left on June 14th in the District of Columbia with 20 delegates available.
Here’s my latest You Tube video with some analysis from the Democratic Primaries on Super Tuesday.
Written By: John Schweitzer firstname.lastname@example.org