Hillary Clinton Wins Washington, DC Primary

The Democratic primary season is finally over.

Mike Blake/Reuters/ZUMA; Mariel Calloway/ZUMA; Istockphoto


The Democratic primary season is finally over. The District of Columbia voted on Tuesday, and Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner by CNN, with currently ahead by a 77-20 margin with results still coming in.

Much like DC’s nonexistent congressional representation, the results of the primary don’t matter too much. After Clinton locked a majority of pledged delegates last week, she’s been widely declared the presumptive nominee. Sen. Bernie Sanders has yet to drop out of the race, but he’s toned down his campaigning, largely bypassing DC save for one small rally last Thursday. Clinton and Sanders are meeting in DC on Tuesday evening, and the Vermont senator has scheduled an event to address his fans on Thursday night to discuss his next steps.

FACT:

Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend

Latest

Give a Year of the Truth

at our special holiday rate

just $12

Order Now

Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate

We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.