Hillary Clinton has the 2,383 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination, according to an Associated Press count Monday of pledged delegates and superdelegates.
This makes Clinton the first presumptive female nominee of a major political party.
“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,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver 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 25and who can change their minds between now and then,” Weaver added.
The statement went on to say, “our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”