Hillary Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates necessary to secure her party’s nod for the general election on Monday, her victory in California’s elections on Tuesday clinched her spot as the first woman to be named the presumptive presidential nominee for a major political party.
Six states headed to the polls on Tuesday, with Bernie Sanders winning Montana and North Dakota. California was the state to watch, however, with Clinton’s close victory in the Golden State winning her an additional 257 delegates out of a possible 475, according to the Associated Press.
Clinton celebrated her history-making moment with an enthusiastic crowd at the Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Tuesday night.
“Tonight’s victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible,” Clinton said.
There are still ceilings to break for women and men, for all of us,” she said later. “But don’t let anyone tell you that great things can’t happen in America. Barriers can come down, justice and equality can win. Our history has moved in that direction – slowly at times, but unmistakably thanks to generation of Americans who refused to give up or back down.”
However, Sanders also refuses to give up or back down.