Hillary Clinton Secures Democratic Nomination For President

Hilary ClintonFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party’s 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday.

She becomes the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history.

Delegates from South Dakota gave Clinton 15 votes, ensuring that she had more than the 2,383 votes needed to win the nomination during a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

After a tough battle with Democratic rival U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton is now the party’s standard-bearer against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the November 8 election.

Supporters of Clinton say her Washington credentials show she has the experience needed for the White House during troubled times as the United States tries to speed up its economic recovery and faces security challenges abroad.

Donald Trump Is “Blatantly Anti-Semitic” – Clinton

Clinton, Donald TrumpUS Democratic presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, has accused her Republican rival, Donald Trump of being “blatantly anti-semitic”.

“Donald Trump’s use of a blatantly anti-Semitic image from racist websites to promote his campaign would be disturbing enough, but the fact that it’s a part of a pattern should give voters major cause for concern,” Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said in a statement emailed to reporters on Monday.

This came after Trump posted a tweet that featured a six-pointed star and a shape resembling the Star of David.

It also included stacks of money, with a text describing Mrs Clinton as “most corrupt candidate ever!”

Though the tweet was later deleted then reposted with the slogan contained in a circle.

The Star of David features on the Israeli flag, and was used by the Nazis to identify Jews.

But Mr Trump said the media is “dishonest” for comparing it to the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism.

In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he had not meant the six-pointed star to refer to the Star of David, which is a symbol of Judaism. Rather, he said, the star could have referred to a sheriff’s badge, which is shaped similarly except for small circles at the ends of each of its six points, or a “plain star.”

 

Hillary Clinton Gets Required Delegates For Democratic Nomination

Hillary ClintonReports say White House hopeful, Hillary Clinton may have clinched the democratic nomination for US President after reaching the required number of delegates.

An Associated Press (AP) count puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee. If confirmed, she will become the first female nominee for a major US political party.

Clinton’s delegate count is expected to grow on Tuesday when six states, including California and New Jersey, hold contests.

Speaking in Long Beach, California, on Monday, Clinton said she was still focused on Tuesday and the votes that may come from those states.

“We are on the brink of a historic, historic unprecedented moment but we still have work to do, don’t we?” she said. “We have six elections tomorrow and are going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California.”

Rival, Bernie Sanders, however, said that Mrs Clinton has not won as she is dependent on super delegates who cannot vote until the party’s July convention.

A Sanders campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs said that it was wrong to count the votes of super delegates before they cast ballots at the Democratic National Convention in July.

“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those super delegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump,” Briggs said in a statement

But the AP said Mrs Clinton reached the threshold with a big win in Puerto-Rico and a burst of last-minute support from super delegates.

Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses, and Sanders has 1,521. She also has the support of 571 super delegates, according to an AP count, compared to 48 for Sanders.

US Election: Trump, Clinton Win New York Primaries

Donald-Trump-Hillary-ClintonRepublican front runner, Donald Trump, and democrat front runner, Hillary Clinton, are still celebrating after emerging victors in the New York primaries of the United States presidential elections.

The highly anticipated event which took place on Tuesday left Mr Trump with the majority of votes counted as he looks forward to extending his lead over rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

The American businessman looked set to take nearly all the 95 Republican delegates at stake.

He said on BBC that his nearest rival, Ted Cruz was “just about mathematically eliminated”.

On the democrat side, Mrs Clinton said that her democratic nomination was in sight after victory over Bernie Sanders.

With more than 98% of the results in, Trump is leading with at least 60% of the vote while Clinton has just under 58%.

Hillary Clinton criticises Rival Bernie Sanders On Gun Laws

clintonThe race for the White House is heating up as political rivals have gone head to head at the United States (US) Democratic presidential debate.

During the event, Hillary Clinton criticised her main rival, Bernie Sanders, on gun laws, saying his stance on the issue is too weak.

The former US Secretary of State also vowed to go after the makers of guns used in several shootings in the US.

Mr Sanders did not stay quiet as he also attacked Mrs. Clinton, saying her support for a no-fly zone in Syria will create “serious problems”.

His rallies have drawn big crowds and he has challenged Mrs. Clinton’s front-runner status in some key states.

A lot of the key exchanges came between these two in the heated debate in Las Vegas, which also includes the three other candidates – former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Senator, Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Senator, Lincoln Chafee.