Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic Primary and win the majority of the 60 delegates in Puerto Rican Primary that were at stake Sunday, which would have put her over the top in the nomination battle against rival “Bernie” Bernard Sanders . She remains still shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination.
Hillary is expected to make history of being the first Female Presidential Candidate for a major political party. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential nominee with one more round of states — California, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana, which are all set to vote Tuesday. Her nomination would become official during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
With the email scandal looming in the background, and the questions concerning Benghazi, HRC will also be the first to run for a major political party with Senate, House and FBI investigations all going on simultaneously concerning her potential illegal activities.
Her potential total delegate count includes super-delegates, which are party officials who are unbound and can switch their support at any time. Those super delegates have overwhelmingly supported Clinton over Sanders, but could technically change their position.
Sanders has repeatedly said he’ll lobby them to do just that.
He said Saturday that the Democratic convention would be contested. Asked by reporters Sunday if that was still his position, he simply responded: “Absolutely.”
Sanders even elevated his attacks on Clinton on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying he is bothered by the potential conflict-of-interest of the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of gifts from foreign governments during her tenure as secretary of state.
He also cast Clinton as too hawkish, criticizing her push to intervene in Libya, create a no-fly zone in Syria and vote to go to war in Iraq.
With a potential battle royal at the Republican convention in Cincinnati and the Democratic face off in Philadelphia, no one can state without any stipulation that both parties may see huge delegate wars, and fights to come to a specific candidate for each party.
Looming in the background is the potential of a true 3rd party challenger to Trump and HRC, by a choice made by strong conservative constitutionalists prior to each convention. Names of David French, Ben Sasse , and Mitt Romney are still be batted around, and also Ted Cruz voters are determined to change the tide at the July GOP convention. Whether you are happy, or not with the choices, it looks like the WWE, and WWF will have a clash of titans at each convention this year.Tags: 2016 Presidential Election Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Mitt Romney Ted Cruz