Hillary Clinton wins

Hillary Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary 

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Democratic party front-runner Hillary Clinton won Puerto Rico’s primary on Sunday, putting her on a trajectory to claim the party’s presidential nomination on Tuesday.

At the time the race was called, she had 64 per cent of the vote to 34 per cent of the vote for rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Now, Clinton needs 30 more delegates of the 2,383 needed to secure the nomination, Politico reported.

Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential nominee with one more round of states — California, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana — set to vote on Tuesday.

Her nomination would become official during July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

So far, Clinton has clinched a total of 2,354 votes (superdelegates: 547, pledged: 1,807) and Sanders has garnered 1,561 (superdelegates: 46, pledged:1,515).

Neither candidate campaigned extensively in Puerto Rico, instead they are focusing more on resources and campaign events in California with its 546 delegates.

Clinton, who won the territory by a landslide margin in 2008 over then senator Barack Obama, was the heavy favourite to win the territory’s primary.

In her two terms as senator from New York – the state with the largest population of Puerto Rican Americans – she gained a strong degree of familiarity with the island. Those relationships helped her build strong institutional support from top Puerto Rico Democrats, including Governor Alejandro Padilla.

Clinton’s Puerto Rico victory follows her win in the US Virgin Islands caucuses on Saturday.


  1. The western media has, for all intent and purposes, already declared Hitlery as the democrat party candidate for the presidential elections, when in reality she should be locked up at least for a couple of decades for her crimes when she was in office (especially her email fiasco and using Clinton charity to launder money from 3rd world countries). US based organisations release a global corruption index every year which mainly show the Asian and African countries at the top. Wonder where US fits into that. Also, I wonder how all the democrat party supporters are going to vote this time. Will they fall for it this time as well just because she is a woman? Last time they made the same mistake saying Obama was a better candidate because he was black and reads well from a tele-prompter. That’s what matters you see.

    • Well, Mr. Horny,

      if Aunt Hillary should be locked up for some silly email mis-adventurism, WHAT should people do with Tony Blair and Cherie’s millions/billions? Just forget about that silly dolt called Bush!

      Poor Rupe Murdoch being cuckolded by his ‘wipe’ – Wendi Deng and ‘Butler’ Blair. Do you know who actually DROVE a wedge up the ‘Wadi’s’ crack? Not me.. not Nellu.. not ORP either.

      Well…. care to explain the mighty ‘Blair Witch’s’ hand in the gulf war? Sucking up to the cigar-chomping dolt? Care to talk about the Sikes-Picot line?

      And oh, please be objective and succinct – as you always are. I’d love to hear from a chap who REALLY has a finger on the pulse (of matters).

      Over to you, sir.

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