Posted: 10:17 pm Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Clinton edges closer to Democratic nomination 

By Jamie Dupree

With weekend victories in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Puerto Rico, Hillary Clinton stands about two dozen delegates away from winning the Democratic Party nomination for President, as she is certain to achieve a majority once the votes are in for a series of primaries on Tuesday.

“We just won Puerto Rico!” Clinton said Sunday night on Twitter, as she celebrated a solid win in that U.S. territory.

Clinton’s weekend wins were also a reminder of how big her delegate lead is at this point – as Bernie Sanders simply cannot win by large enough margins in six states on Tuesday to close that gap.

Both Sanders and Clinton will make final stops in California on Monday, the day before the June 7 primary.

Also voting in the Democratic race that day will be New Jersey, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico and Montana.

Eight years ago – when Clinton was playing the role of Bernie Sanders – Clinton did defeat Barack Obama in California, but it didn’t alter the outcome of the race.

This time, Clinton wants to make sure she wins again – but instead goes on to become the party nominee.

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