Hillary Clinton has declared victory in securing the Democratic nomination for president.
U.S. President Barack Obama called Clinton to congratulate her for picking up enough delegates to clinch the nomination, but stopped short of a formal endorsement.
Obama has also called Bernie Sanders to praise his efforts, and the two are set to meet Thursday at the White House.
Clinton made history Tuesday night as the first female nominee to run for president for a major party, winning the most recent primaries in New Jersey, South Dakota and New Mexico, and is leading in California.
“Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win,” said Clinton as she claimed victory.
“This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us. This is our moment to come together.”
Sanders scored wins in North Dakota and Montana, and isn’t ready to admit defeat.
He’s still vowing to take his campaign to next week’s primary in Washington D.C. next Tuesday, and then to the party’s convention in Philadelphia next month.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump racked up more than enough delegates in Tuesday’s primaries to become the Republican party’s official nominee when he heads to his party’s convention.
The former reality star won the delegate-rich California primary, as well as contests in five other states.
In a victory speech from a suburban New York country club, Trump said he will deliver a major speech about Bill and Hillary Clinton next week.