Clinton Wins Final Primary, Set For Poll Battle With Trump

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HILLARYHillary Clinton Wednesday ended her Democratic presidential primary campaign on a winning note as she defeated her party rival Senator Bernie Sanders in the US capital, setting the stage for a fierce showdown with Republican opponent Donald Trump in November.

The result heralds the start of an epic race to the White House between Clinton, 68, and brash real estate tycoon Trump who celebrated his 70th birthday today.

Clinton, a former Secretary of State and a former Senator from New York, is the first women to become a presidential candidate of a major political party in US electoral history.

“We just won Washington, DC ! Grateful to everyone who voted,” Clinton tweeted though Sanders is yet to drop out of the race as the two met today.

During the primary process which started from Iowa in February and concluded in District of Columbia, Clinton won 2,219 delegates as against 1,832 by Sanders.

Clinton also received support from 581 super delegates who are primarily the party’s office bearers and elected officials as against just 49 for Sanders.

In total Clinton now has 2800 delegates out of 4763 delegates. The half way mark is 2382. Sanders has 1832 delegates in his kitty.

Ending the primary elections on a winning note puts the former first lady on a sound footing ahead of the general election in November and the Democratic Party’s convention in Philadelphia in July. (Agencies)

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