2,383 delegates are required to win the Democratic nomination, but that did not stop the Associated Press from declaring its winner. They announced Hillary would be the Democratic candidate to run for the 2016 presidency. Many other mainstream media outlets then made the same announcement.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2016
The Bernie Sanders campaign slams the media for this false announcement as she has not reached the required delegates to be the nominee and there are still several primaries needed to win.
“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,” Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said.