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Sanders campaign: No Democratic nominee until July convention

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Los Angeles (AFP)

Bernie Sanders has insisted that his rival Hillary Clinton has not yet clinched the Democratic nomination as US media has projected, saying unbound superdelegates cannot vote until the party's national convention in July.

"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 in a statement.

Clinton "does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination," he added, saying that Sanders will seek to "convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump."

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