Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Clinton claims nomination

There will be more about this tomorrow, I am sure

Hillary Clinton declares herself winner

From the imperial mouthpiece, the Guardian

The former secretary of state claimed the mantle as the presumptive nominee, making her the first woman to lead a major party’s bid for the White House

Hillary Clinton declared victory in the Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, marking the first time a woman will capture the nomination of a major political party in the United States’ 240-year history.

Clinton, taking the stage at the Brooklyn Navy Yard while on the cusp of winning a majority of pledged delegates, delivered a soaring speech that appealed for party unity against Donald Trump ahead of what she framed as a battle for America’s very identity as a nation.

Exulting under a glass ceiling before thousands of supporters, Clinton began by paying tribute to the history-making moment that precluded her eight years to the day when she conceded to Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.

Tonight caps an amazing journey – a long, long journey,” Clinton said.

It may be hard to see tonight but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. But don’t worry. We’re not smashing this one. Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee.”

RT has a different story ignored by mainstream media

Battleground California: Clinton and Sanders in final tight race

As polls close in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota, Tuesday could mark the end of either Bernie Sanders’ campaign or Hillary Clinton’s status as the presumptive nominee. Check back here for the results.

With 694 delegates being distributed in Tuesday’s Democratic primaries, it is truly Bernie Sanders’ last stand against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. However, it may require a landslide victory for the senator to guarantee a contested Democratic National Convention in July.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders © Mike Blake, Stephen Lam

"While the results from California's elections are still being determined, complaints from voters came in throughout the day. Hundreds of California voters reported problems at polling stations in the state after encountering broken machines, sites opening late, and incomplete voter rolls, particularly in Los Angeles County.

Complaints were provided by the voter hotline run by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, while others took to social media to say their names had not been listed on voting rolls.

Many voters said they were handed a pink provisional ballot which instead of leading to a quick in-and-out at voting site, takes longer to fill out and longer for election officials to vertify. Often voters are left in the dark as to whether their votes were counted."

1 comment:

  1. Hi my friend - I very much like your blog. But I do not think of Clinton as a dictator - I voted for Sanders in CA. Regarding the Democratic Party and its authoritarian attributes, I did vote for Nader for years, so, yeah, nothing new. But I will vote for Clinton in the general given that I do not want a moron for president - I don't care what anyone says, Trump is obviously worst.