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|Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:32 am Post subject: Hillary Clinton celebrates 'milestone' victory!
|Clinton cements status as presidential nominee with a win in California, but Sanders vows to keep campaign alive all the way to Democratic convention
Hillary Clinton has cemented her status as the Democratic nominee for president with convincing primary wins in California, New Jersey and New Mexico, calling on supporters of her rival, Bernie Sanders, to unite behind her historic candidacy.
But on a night when it became clear that Clinton would secure a majority of pledged delegates, Sanders refused to bow out, telling supporters that their fight would continue to the Democratic National Convention in July. The senator’s defiant remarks came after Clinton effectively declared victory in her overall battle against Sanders at a rally in New York.