June 7, 2016

AP: Clinton, Trump win NM

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Hillary Clinton at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore cc

The Associated Press announced that Hillary Clinton won the New Mexico Democratic primary.

Hillary Clinton at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore cc

Hillary Clinton at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore cc

The call for the presumptive Democratic nominee came at 8:54 p.m., just under two hours after polls closed. This came after Clinton’s East Coast victory speech in New York where Clinton continued her pivot to the general election and on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Clinton won in New Jersey as well as New Mexico, while Bernie Sanders won in North Dakota Tuesday night.

California results, meanwhile, will come later in the night, or even week.

Sanders said that he would stay in the race until the convention in July.

Much of Clinton’s speech focused on Trump, who also won New Mexico Tuesday night, and how she differed with him. She gave a harsh criticism of his recent controversies, highlighting what may prove to be the Democratic campaign strategy.

Earlier in the night, the AP said Trump won the state—not much of a surprise since he was the only candidate actively campaigning.

The AP called the Republican race at 7:23 p.m.

Update: Added more information on Clinton’s speech.