Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is reportedly laying claim to a fifth of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination, months before a single primary vote is even cast.
Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin appeared Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to report on purported conversations between Clinton’s senior advisers and delegates at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minnesota. Advisers informed Democrats that Clinton already has a fifth of the delegates she needs to lock up the party’s nomination, according to Halperin.
Clinton’s campaign reportedly boasted that more than 440 superdelegates have committed to the candidate, according to Halperin. Bloomberg Politics later clarified that the campaign said 130 superdelegates publicly stated their support for Clinton while the rest expressed their commitment privately, citing a person familiar with the conversations at the DNC meeting.
This post has been updated.