WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2016 presidential primary season is over. And in the last race of the year, it’s a win for Hillary Clinton.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee capped her primary campaign on Tuesday with a win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Washington, D.C., primary.
As elections officials started to count votes in the nation’s capital, Clinton and Sanders were meeting at a hotel in the city.
Clinton said earlier Tuesday in an interview with Telemundo that she was very much “looking forward to having his support in this campaign, because Donald Trump poses a serious threat to our nation.”
The presumptive GOP nominee wrapped up his primary effort last Tuesday, when the final Republican primary elections were held in five states.
Clinton is finishing the Democratic presidential primary season with a lead of more than 380 pledged delegates over Bernie Sanders.
With 20 delegates at stake in the District of Columbia, Clinton won at least 14. Sanders picked up at least two. Four delegates remain to be allocated, pending final vote tallies.
That means based on primaries and caucuses, Clinton has least 2,217 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 1,830.
When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton holds a wider lead — 2,798 to 1,879.
It takes 2,383 to win, a number that Clinton reached last week (including superdelegates) to become the presumptive nominee.