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Updated 6:00 am PT
BREAKING: Clinton wins Democratic primary in California. @AP race call at 6:13 a.m. EDT #Election2016 #APracecall pic.twitter.com/P9Ta4Zq9Lt
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2016
Polls have closed in California and results in local elections are coming in from counties around the state, including the race for US Senate, which Kamala Harris has won (she’ll face runner-up Loretta Sanchez in November).
California was one of six states with primary elections Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton won Democratic primaries in California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and South Dakota on Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders won the North Dakota Democratic primary.
Donald Trump has won Tuesday’s GOP primaries.
Speaking in Brooklyn, Clinton talked about the historic nature of being the first Democratic presidential nominee to be a woman. She also made the case for party unity, congratulating Bernie Sanders on his campaign and urging supporters to help get out the vote.
Shortly after polls closed in New Jersey, GOP candidate Donald Trump was called as the primary winner of that state. Speaking in New York, Trump gave a measured speech to supporters, promising change.
Trump said: “Tonight we close one chapter in history and we begin another. Our campaign received more primary votes than any GOP campaign in history. No matter who it is, no matter who they are, we received more votes. This is a great feeling. That’s a great feeling.
This is not a testament to me, but a testament to all of the people who believed real change — not Obama change — but real change, is possible. You’ve given me the honor to lead the Republican party to victory this fall. We’re going to do it. We’re going to do it, folks. We’re going to do it.”
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that Hillary Clinton had enough delegates and pledged super delegates to call her the “presumptive Democratic nominee,” until the final delegate vote at the Democratic Convention next month.
Despite the AP’s pronouncement, voters in six states, including California, went to the polls today to cast their ballot in presidential primaries. Californians will also be voting for a range of other seats, including one Senate seat.