A spokesman for her challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, pointed out Monday that Clinton hasn’t won the Democratic primary yet. Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said Monday that the current number depends on superdelegates instead of pledged delegates — and therefore isn’t an official victory for Clinton.
“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer,” he said in a statement.
Briggs signaled that the Sanders campaign will do what it can to change the minds of superdelegates before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in July.
“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination,” he said. “She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.