Hillary Clinton declared Democratic nominee by Associated Press

Without the drama of an election night victory, Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Democratic nomination this evening by a delegate count from the Associated Press.

Almost exactly eight years from the day she bowed out of her tight race against then-Sen. Barack Obama, Clinton trotted into history as the first woman to win a major political party’s nomination in the United States. 

The AP determined tonight that Clinton had enough superdelegates in her corner to win the nomination at this summer’s convention, without needing the votes earned from tomorrow’s elections in six states and one final contest next week in the District of Columbia.   

‘According to the news we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment,’ Clinton said at a rally in Long Beach, California, though still pressed her supporters to come out and vote. 

‘But we still have work to do,…

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