Clinton, Trump win in NJ; Sanders wins North Dakota caucuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 as California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota vote. (all times Eastern):

10:55 p.m.

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico.

Clinton walks away with her second win in Tuesday’s half dozen contests against rival Bernie Sanders, who won the caucuses in North Dakota.

Earlier Tuesday, Clinton declared herself the winner of the Democratic nomination, thanking her supporters for helping her to reach the historic milestone.

The Associated Press declared Clinton the presumptive nominee, but her rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight on until all the superdelegates are allocated. Clinton leads Sanders both in pledged delegates and superdelegates.

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10:35 p.m.

Hillary Clinton took direct aim at Donald Trump on Tuesday night as she claimed the Democratic nomination for president, calling out the billionaire for divisive rhetoric and casting his “Make America Great Again” slogan as “code for let’s take America backward.”

Clinton told supporters in Brooklyn, New York, that Trump was “temperamentally unfit” to be president, citing Trump’s attacks on a federal judge, reporters and women.

“He wants to win by stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds and reminding us daily just how great he is,” Clinton said. “Well, we believe we should lift each other up, not tear each other down.”

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10:30 p.m.

Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Montana.

Trump will now go on to the national convention in July with more than enough delegates to become the official nominee, but his candidacy remains a source of controversy, with many in the GOP struggling to rally behind the brash billionaire.

Prior to his win in Montana Tuesday, Trump earned at least 1,239 bound delegates who are required by party rules to vote for him at the convention. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the GOP nomination.

Trump also has public support from 95 unbound delegates, but they could possibly change their minds and switch to another candidate.

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10:20 p.m.

Hillary Clinton laid claim to the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and with it, a piece of history Tuesday night, as she became the first woman to lead a major party’s bid for the White House.

Speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on a night where she won the New Jersey primary, Clinton told supporters that they were witnessing a historical moment.

“Thanks to you we’ve reached a milestone. First time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee,” she said, adding that the victory “belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”

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10:10 p.m.

Hillary Clinton continues to add to her delegate lead for the night, even after losing North Dakota.

Bernie Sanders won that state’s caucus, but Clinton’s victory in New Jersey is more than canceling out his gains.

For the evening, Clinton so far has won 58 pledged delegates from primaries and caucuses to Sanders’ 47.

That means based on primaries and caucuses to date, she has now won 1,870 to Sanders’ 1,568.

Her lead is bigger when including superdelegates.

She has 2,441 to Sanders’ 1,616.

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10:00 p.m.

You can forget about a contested Republican convention this summer, regardless of how many GOP politicians come out against Donald Trump.

With his victories Tuesday, Trump now has at least 1,239 bound delegates who are required by party rules to vote for him at the convention. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the GOP nomination.

Trump also has public support from 95 unbound delegates, but they could possibly change their minds and switch to another candidate.

Several Republicans in Congress are criticizing Trump for saying that a federal judge could not preside fairly over a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage.

GOP Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona said Trump’s comments could spur talk of a challenge at the convention.

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9:55 p.m.

Even before taking the stage to thank her supporters Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is on Twitter celebrating a milestone as she comes closer than any woman has ever come to being the presidential nominee of a major political party.

“We made history tonight,” Clinton said in one Tweet, promoting a free magnet bearing her image which reads, “June 7, 2016: History made.”

Another Tweet touts, “Tonight, we can say with pride that, in America, there is no barrier too great and no ceiling too high to break.”

The Associated Press declared Clinton the presumptive nominee on the eve of Tuesday’s election in half a dozen states, but her rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight on until all the superdelegates are allocated. Clinton leads Sanders both in pledged delegates and superdelegates.

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9:42 p.m.

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential caucuses in North Dakota.

The senator from Vermont and his rival Hillary Clinton now each claim a win for the night, with four contests yet to be determined.

The Associated Press declared Clinton the presumptive nominee on the eve of Tuesday’s election in half a dozen states, but Sanders has vowed to fight on until all the superdelegates are allocated. Clinton leads Sanders both in pledged delegates and superdelegates.

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9:30 p.m.

U.S. Rep. George Holding of North Carolina says he still supports Donald Trump, although the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is not in his “good books” at the moment.

At a victory party Tuesday at a Raleigh, N.C. restaurant and bar, Holding reiterated that he still supports Trump even though he endorsed Renee Ellmers in the year’s only congressional primary between incumbents.

Holding ousted Ellmers from a redrawn district that includes much of the area that has elected him previously. He also defeated a third GOP challenger, Greg Brannon.

Holding, a former federal prosecutor, also said Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel were inappropriate. Trump has said Curiel can’t be impartial in a case involving Trump because the judge’s parents were born in Mexico and Trump wants to build a wall along the border.

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9:20 p.m.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is claiming that his likely general election opponent Hillary Clinton”turned the State Department into her own private hedge fund.”

Trump said Tuesday that the ex-Secretary of State and her husband “had turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves.” He accused them of “selling access” and government contracts in order to enrich themselves and suggested Clinton used a private homebrew email server to hide it.

Speaking at a victory rally Tuesday at one of his golf courses in suburban New York City, Trump also said he would be giving a major speech about the Clintons “probably Monday.”

Trump spoke a short time before Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was expected to declare victory in her parties’ primaries.

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9:20 p.m.

Having already clinched the nomination, Hillary Clinton is padding her delegate lead after a win in New Jersey.

With 126 delegates at stake, Clinton will win at least 50. Bernie Sanders will pick up at least 37. Many delegates remain outstanding as votes continue to be counted.

That means based on primaries and caucuses to date, Clinton has 1,862 and Sanders has 1,558.

Her lead is even bigger when including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate.

Clinton has 2,433 to 1,606.

It takes 2,383 to win. Clinton reached that number Monday night, following big wins in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as well as a batch of support from superdelegates.

New Jersey is among the last six states voting on Tuesday.

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9:15 p.m.

Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in New Mexico.

The state marks his third win of the night as he concludes his primary run and look ahead toward the national convention.

His rallies in Albuquerque were marked by violent protests that included local gangs, as well as some pro- and anti-Trump groups.

Some of the anti-Trump protesters waved Mexican flags outside his rally last month, prompting Trump to call them “thugs who were flying the Mexican flag” on Twitter.

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