Hillary declares herself the Democratic nominee, Rep. Ellmers gets the boot, and Michael Reagan want you to stop comparing Trump to his Dad
A handful of primaries, yet another presumed party nominee, and other sundry tidbits from last night’s news blast.
Hillary declared herself the Queen of the World (basically) last night as she accepted the Democratic Party nomination, becoming the first woman to do so. She’s also the first woman to do so while under Congressional and FBI investigation, but details shmetails.
Clinton was projected to win primary contests in New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, Montana, and California, leaving Sanders with a caucus win in North Dakota.*
No word on whether Hillary’s boxy, getup tunic-thing cost the $12,000 her last one did.
Lotta clinching going on lately:
Breaking: President Obama called Hillary Clinton to congratulate her on securing the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) June 8, 2016
CNN’s current delegate count:
Is Bernie out?
The New York Times reported the Sanders campaign is planning a huge staff layoff Wednesday. Other sources report the campaign is still planning to host rallies in D.C. later this week.
But at least he got a consolation call!
BREAKING: Obama calls Bernie Sanders with thanks for energizing voters, will meet with the Vermont senator on Thursday
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2016
Democrats may have as difficult a time unifying their fractured party as Republicans, if this is any indicator of widespread sentiment:
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 8, 2016
Trump won everything (obviously), but Kasich and Cruz, neither of whom are still in the running, posted paltry numbers.
Media criticism of Trump honed in on his unusual reliance on a Teleprompter… as though the current White House occupant has never used one before…
When Trump briefly veered off prompter, well, see for yourself:
CNN’s current delegate count:
Rep. Renee Ellmers gets the boot
Despite Trump’s endorsement, three-term Rep. Ellmers failed to hold on to her seat. From Politico:
Rep. George Holding won the Republican primary for a newly redrawn district in North Carolina, beating Rep. Renee Ellmers, who became the first GOP incumbent to lose in a primary this year.
Holding, who was first elected in 2012, had 52 percent of the vote with nearly two-thirds of precincts reporting when The Associated Press called the race. Ellmers, a three-term incumbent who was drawn into a new district this year and a rare incumbent-on-incumbent primary with Holding, trailed with 24 percent of the vote. Greg Brannon, a two-time Senate primary candidate, also got 24 percent.
Donald Trump backed Ellmers and recorded a last-minute robocall that her campaign released over the weekend. It was the first time the presumptive Republican presidential nominee had intervened in a congressional race this year. But it failed to make a difference for Ellmers, who faced over $1 million in outside spending from groups including Americans for Prosperity and the Club for Growth, which were unhappy with her House voting record.
The Kitchen Sink
Michael Reagan wants everyone to stop comparing Donald Trump to his dad:
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) June 8, 2016
— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) June 7, 2016
But take heart, Election Day will be even longer than it ought:
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) June 8, 2016
Because you probably need a laugh:
"The flea circus is real, I tell you! It's real!! Look, I have one right here in my hand!" pic.twitter.com/6kcgxw1e3t
— (((neontaster))) (@neontaster) June 8, 2016
*At the time this post was penned.
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