By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com In San Francisco, Ca and Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com In Los Angeles, California
Without the fanfare of an election night victory Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Democratic nomination this on Monday as she campaigned in Los Angeles.
The Associated Press, which runs the premiere delegate-tracking service, first made the call and was quickly followed by NBC News, CNN and CBS.
Almost eight years from the day that she bowed out of a tight race against Barack Obama, Clinton made history with the announcements, becoming the first woman to top a major political party's ticket in the United States.
AP determined tonight that Clinton had enough superdelegates in her corner to win the nomination at this summer's convention without the votes that will be cast in Tuesday's elections in six states and one final contest next week in the District of Columbia.
'According to the news we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment,' Clinton said at a rally in Long Beach, California.
An hour later a defiant Sanders took the stage in San Francisco and swatted down the projections, telling supporters that if he wins in California, 'we're going to go into that convention with enormous momentum.'
Victory: Hillary Clinton (pictured on Monday afternoon in Los Angeles) has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press said on Monday
Happy: The assessment makes her the first woman to head a major U.S. party ticket in history
Hillary Clinton, pictured has secured enough delaeaes to win the race for the democrat nomination
Yes! Clinton, a former secretary of state, reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee with a decisive weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from superdelegates, the AP reported
The Democratic Party holds its convention in Philadelphia in July to formally choose its nominee for the Nov. 8 election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. On Saturday Sanders warned media outlets, like the Associated Press to hold off from calling the race for that very reason