- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The head of New Mexico’s Democratic Party is pledging her delegate vote to presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

After months of being uncommitted, Debra Haaland made the announcement Wednesday in a phone call with reporters.

Haaland acknowledged that Bernie Sanders’ campaign helped to inspire record turnout Tuesday among Democrats at primary polls across the state.

With Haaland’s commitment, eight of New Mexico’s nine superdelegates now back Clinton.

One party official remains uncommitted. Juan Sanchez III told The Associated Press: “I will commit, but not today.”

Haaland said she does not have a strong opinion on the superdelegate system and Sanders’ proposal to do away it. She said she would continue to follow party rules if changes are made.



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