Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TUESDAY PRIMARY & CAUCUS RESULTS: Hillary Seals The Deal, Trump Relegated To A Teleprompter!

Tonight residence from California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota took to their local voting and caucusing establishments to cast their ballots for the two remaining Democratic candidates and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

On the Democrat's side Hillary Clinton took New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California (called at 3:38 am) while Sanders won the lone caucus in North Dakota and the Montana primary.

After clinching the nomination for the Democratic ticket yesterday Hilary Clinton used tonight's speech at her Brooklyn headquarters to both congratulate Sanders on his campaign as well as thank her staff and supporters. Sanders, on the other hand, pledged to continue his presidential campaign during a rally in Santa Monica despite the fact that earlier in the night it had been announced that he would be laying off half of his campaign staff.

Surprisingly Sander's never gave a nod to the historic nature of the night in that it is the first time our country has ever nominated a female to run for the presidency in either party.

On the Republican's side, with Trump’s campaign seemingly in free-fall due to his most recent racist statements concerning Judge Curiel who is overseeing the Trump University trial, the candidate was reduced to regurgitating prewritten talking points from a teleprompter. You know it’s bad because using a teleprompter is something he usually rips his competitors for.

But given Trump's penchant for going off script and shooting himself in the foot lately no one would blame the campaign for trying to control the candidate and keep him from delving into his usual racist and/or bigoted remarks. Though Trump's teleprompter speech was deemed by the pundits to be boring and rote it did however guarantee a gaff free night.

Unsurprisingly Trump never gave a nod to historic nature of the night in that it is the first time our country has ever nominated a female to run for the presidency in either party.


Here's how the numbers worked out after the dust settled...

DEMOCRATS



REPUBLICANS






Here's how the delegate count presently stands...


DEMOCRATS


2,383 delegates needed to clinch

REPUBLICANS


1,237 delegates needed to clinch



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