Despite Hillary Clinton’s new status as presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party and the first female to win a primary nomination she still didn’t perform as well as she could have. She still does not have enough pledged delegates to win the Democratic primary. Yet the mainstream media has already chosen to call it. Unfortunate for Senator Bernie Sanders but certainly not for Clinton.
Since Tuesday she has a total of 2,203 pledged delegates and she needs 2,383 to clinch the nomination officially.
She received a total of 15,899,116 votes thus far while her opponent Senator Bernie Sanders has received 12,193,152. In total that comes to 28,092,268 votes.
However in 2008 Clinton received 17,493,836 which means she got 1,594,720 fewer votes than when she ran for President against Obama in 2008. Let’s not forget she lost the nomination eight years ago.
35,029,294 votes were castes in the 2008 election meaning the Democratic Party lost approximately 7,000,000 votes! This doesn’t serve as a ringing endorsement of any kind.
Regardless of her win this doesn’t say anything good about the presumptive nominee. Instead it insinuates people have either left the party or chosen not to vote. Which in the long run won’t serve her well in the general election because against Donald Trump she is going to need all the help she can get. It will be the fight of her life.