AP Says Hillary Clinton Has Basically Clinched the Nomination

Clinton Campaign will host a Center City watch party tonight. Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to attend.

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The Hillary Clinton campaign will host a watch party tonight in Center City.

Pennsylvania 6 will host the event for supporters as the Democratic presidential primary nears a close and six states cast their votes, including New Jersey, California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Mayor Jim Kenney, who announced his endorsement of Clinton in February, is expected to attend the event. It will kick off at 8:15 p.m. at 114 S. 12th St.

The Associated Press reported Monday that Clinton has enough delegates – 2,383 – to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. 

Clinton is ahead of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by more than 3 million cast votes, 291 pledged delegates and 523 superdelegates, the AP reports.

In a response statement the Sanders Campaign released Monday, Sanders’ spokesman, Michael Briggs, said, “It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer.”

“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump,” Briggs said.

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