Hillary Clinton will clinch Democratic nomination on Tuesday

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Washington | Updated: June 06, 2016 1:38 PM

Hillary Clinton will have enough delegates by Tuesday when a multi-state primary vote is to take place to make her the first woman presidential nominee of a major party in the US, her close aide said today.

Hillary ClintonWe think we’re going to come out of Tuesday night with the delegates we need for her to be the first woman nominee on a major party ticket in the United States. (Reuters)

Hillary Clinton will have enough delegates by Tuesday when a multi-state primary vote is to take place to make her the first woman presidential nominee of a major party in the US, her close aide said today.

“We think we’re going to come out of Tuesday night with the delegates we need for her to be the first woman nominee on a major party ticket in the United States.So, we’re looking forward to that,” John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton Campaign, told Fox News.

Presidential primaries are scheduled to be held in six states, including the delegate-rich state of California (475) on Tuesday. 

The other states where primaries will be held are  Montana (21), New Jersey (126), North Dakota (18), New Mexico (34) and South Dakota (20).

Clinton currently is 60 delegates short of the magical figure of 2,382 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic party’s nomination.

The 68-year-old former secretary of state is receiving a tough fight from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who has 1,547 delegates against Clinton’s 2,323, as per the latest count of .

“What we’re saying is that she will have the delegates to be the nominee. We’re going to do everything we can to reach out to appeal to his supporters, to appeal to his (Sanders) campaign and to him directly. We want to bring this party together because the country faces a major threat in Donald Trump. We hope that he will join us,” Podesta said.

He exuded confidence that Clinton would be way ahead of Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, during the general elections.

“He (Trump) has consolidated the Republicans. That’s led to something of a tightening of a pulse. But this has really just begun. That’s why Hillary Clinton on Thursday of this week went to San Diego and really laid out a strong case about why he’s unfit, why he does not meet the commander-in-chief test,” he said.

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