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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 - 8:21
Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination
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Hillary Clinton has obtained enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination for US president, International media agencies estimate based on new superdelegate counts from the Associated Press.

The latest count added 23 superdelegates to Clinton's count, bringing her to the magic number of 2,383.

If the count holds Clinton wins the nomination, she would be the first woman to become the nominee of a major political party.

Her rival, Bernie Sanders, immediately pounced on the news.

"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," the Sanders camp said in a statement.

"Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then."

According to ABC News' latest estimates, Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates and 571 superdelegates. Sanders has 1,522 pledged delegates and 48 superdelegates, the estimate says.

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