Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president in November, but it may not be easy to make it happen.
Her campaign has been plagued by infighting and controversy over her use of a private email server, which was discovered by a cybersecurity firm.
Now, more than a month into her candidacy, it is unclear whether she can keep up the pace of the Democratic Party’s traditional winning streak.
Clinton, the front-runner, is expected to win the party’s nomination on the strength of the support of superdelegates, or elected party leaders, and a significant number of super-delegates are backing her.
The problem: she is not the presumptive nominee yet, and it is a stretch to say she is winning the nomination before the convention.
Here’s a look at the race’s other contenders: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday.
| AP Photo The problem With Clinton, as a front-running candidate, she has to compete in the race that will determine whether she is the Democratic frontrunner for president.
She needs to win more than half the delegates she needs to secure the nomination, a feat that would make her the first female nominee in U.S. history and make her one of the party more than 1,000 elected to the White House.
She has to do it before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in late July, and her campaign is struggling to get the momentum and resources it needs.
“If you look at her numbers, she’s got a big advantage,” said John Wagner, a Democratic strategist and former aide to President Bill Clinton.
“She has the momentum, she can raise more money, and she’s still very far away from winning the Democratic nomination.”
On Thursday, Clinton told a gathering of Democratic superdelegate leaders in Las Vegas that she is “on track” to secure enough superdelegations to win her party’s presidential nomination, but the superdequerels are not expected to endorse her at the convention until next month.
The Democratic Party rules dictate that if no candidate gets more than 50% of the delegates needed to secure a majority of the votes in the party, they cannot vote for another candidate.
The party also has a rule that prevents a candidate from winning a majority until they have secured all of the super delegates.
Clinton has a strong lead over Sanders among superdelevates, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll, which found that she has won nearly all of them by a wide margin.
But Sanders has been able to build momentum in a series of recent events.
In Nevada, where superdeployments have been a major focus of his campaign, Sanders is holding rallies that draw more than 25,000 people.
The Vermont senator, who is still holding rallies in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, also has been running ads in Nevada.
In Florida, where a record number of registered voters have already cast ballots in the primaries, Sanders has held more than 40 events, including one in a Las Vegas casino on Saturday.
“We have had more than 35,000 votes in Florida,” Sanders told a crowd at the Wynn casino on Sunday, referring to the number of delegates pledged to him by superdeletions.
“I will not be the nominee until every single one of those superdeletes has been voted on and the party has secured its convention credentials.”
Clinton’s lead is not insurmountable.
The DNC is trying to secure more superdepledts, a group of people who can support both candidates.
The convention will take place in Philadelphia.
The rules say that a candidate must win 50% to secure at least one superdelever, but that is not necessarily the case.
For example, former Vice President Joe Biden was not the party candidate in 2016 but won enough super-pledged delegates to secure his party’s nominating convention nomination.
In the 2020 race, for example, it would have been unlikely that Vice President-elect Mike Pence would have secured the majority of super delegates he needed to be the party nominee.
The superdeplorable process of the presidential election is a process that is often a matter of life or death.
Sanders’s supporters are still hoping that the convention will move forward quickly and the two candidates can both win the nomination.
“It is possible, but I do not believe it is likely,” Wagner said.
Clinton’s campaign is also counting on superdeperes to support her in the coming months.
On Thursday in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a campaign rally at the Desert Palace Casino and Resort in Las Cruces, Nev., on Thursday.
| Reuters “It’s very difficult to be confident in our superderes, but we’re hopeful,” said Tom McMahon, a spokesman for Clinton’s presidential campaign.
McMahon added that the party would continue to work to secure superdepletes.
“The Democratic Party believes that every vote counts, every delegate counts, and the Democrats will work