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With New Jersey polls closed at 8:00 p.m. EDT, Reuters, at 8:34 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2016, projected that Hillary Clinton will win the New Jersey Democratic primary over Bernie Sanders. This win solidifies Clinton’s status as the presumptive nominee for the Democrat’s endorsement for president at the party’s July 25-28 nominating convention in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.
There were 142 total presidential nomination delegate votes at stake in the Garden State. According to party rules, 14 are pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs). The other 112 delegates are distributed among delegates-at-large (28 delegates) and by district (84 delegates) based on today’s voting. These latter delegates and the Pledged PLEOs are the only delegates chosen through this primary.
The remaining 16 are unpledged PLEOs or superdelegates. These are the delegates that Sanders is trying to bring into his camp for the convention. Sanders is also fighting to have some control of appointing members to the convention’s Party Platform Committee.
Today there were also Democratic presidential selection events held in Montana, California, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Mexico. These primaries conclude the pre-convention selection process with Clinton as the presumptive nominee, with the exception of the Democratic primary in the District of Columbia on June 14.
By Bob Reinhard
Edited by Cathy Milne
Reuters: With win in New Jersey, Clinton cements Democratic nomination
The Green Papers: New Jersey
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