Recap: New Jersey, California Highlight Final Major Primary Day of 2016

Voting in six states Tuesday took place under extraordinary circumstances. In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton has achieved a historic feat: being the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Meanwhile, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is facing a firestorm over "racist" remarks about a federal judge. Still, millions of voters in New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and California made their voices heard Tuesday in the final multi-state primary day of the 2016 election.

Trump and Clinton have already taken their victory laps as the election night winds down. Here's how it all unfolded:


Andrew Rafferty

Sanders Vows to Continue Fight to Convention

Bernie Sanders Wins Montana

Carrie Dann

Obama Calls Both Democrats; Will Meet with Sanders Thursday

President Barack Obama called both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Tuesday night on the final day of multi-state contests in the Democratic primary, the White House announced.

And an initial discussion between Obama and Sanders on unifying the party appears to be in the cards.

According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Obama and Sanders will meet at the White House on Thursday to "continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to America's working families."

The meeting was scheduled at the request of Sen. Sanders, the White House said. "The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead."

Sanders will also meet with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on the Hill on Thursday.

Obama also congratulated Clinton on clinching the nomination, with the White House saying that "her historic campaign inspired millions and is an extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children."

Bill Clinton: 'I Couldn't Be More Proud'

Bill Clinton shortly after Hillary Clinton gave her historic victory speech where she celebrated becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee tweeted that he was proud of his wife.

"I keep saying Hillary is the ultimate changemaker, and tonight she proved it. I couldn't be more proud. History made," the former president tweeted, adding the hashtag: #ImWithHer

Clinton Is the Apparent Winner in South Dakota

Flashback to 8 Years Ago Today...

Eight years ago to the day, Hillary Clinton gave her concession speech in the race for president. She now celebrates becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee.

What a Difference 8 Years Makes for Hillary Clinton 1:38

Twitter Data: Clinton vs. Trump Speeches

Hillary Clinton won the social media war tonight. The Democratic presumptive nominee was mentioned in tweets 210K times, while Donald Trump got 170k mentions during their respective victory speeches Tuesday night.

Carrie Dann

Clinton Now Has a Majority of Pledged Delegates: Here's What That Means

Hillary Clinton now has not just a majority of all Democratic delegates but has amassed more than half of all pledged delegates.

Based on initial vote reports from California, NBC News has allocated 140 delegates to both Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders. That gives Clinton 2,043 delegates, more than half of the pledged delegates up for grabs throughout the primary season.

NBC News, the Associated Press and other news outlets declared Clinton the presumptive nominee late Monday night based on her combined accumulation of pledged and unpledged delegates. Fifteen percent of the total delegate pool is made up of unpledged or "superdelegates" who are not bound to vote to reflect the verdict of voters in their state.

Sanders objected to that projection, arguing that unpledged delegates do not formalize their vote until the Democratic National Convention in July. Sanders has maintained that Clinton must win 2,383 total delegates (a majority of all delegates available) from only pledged delegates alone to secure the nomination.

He has pledged to try to convince superdelegates to reverse their endorsements of Clinton and instead back him on the grounds that public polling shows him beating GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump by a wider margin than Clinton in a head-to-head race.

Voters Are Lining Up to Hear Sanders

Meanwhile, in California

And Trump wins.

Hillary Clinton Wins New Mexico

Monica Alba

Hillary Clinton Reflects on Historic Moment

BROOKLYN - Hillary Clinton shattered an elusive glass ceiling Tuesday night, making history by clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to lead a national ticket of a major political party.

Noting that she was standing under a literal "glass ceiling" inside of a greenhouse, Clinton called tonight's achievement "a milestone."

Exactly 8 years after delivering her famous "18 million cracks" concession speech and endorsing then-Sen. Barack Obama after her first failed presidential bid, Clinton declared victory and thanked her supporters for putting her over the top.

"Tonight's victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible," Clinton said.

Acknowledging her primary rival early on in her remarks, Clinton congratulated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders "for the extraordinary campaign he's run" and said, despite their differences, they will be able to unify the Democratic Party.

Clinton Makes History

Leigh Ann Caldwell

Clinton's Mom's Eerily Coincidental Birthday

Hillary Clinton mentioned her mom, including a little-known fact, in her victory speech.

As Clinton is the first woman to clinch a major party's presidential nomination, Clinton noted that her mother was born on June 4, 1919, the day that Congress passed the 19th amendment, which allowed women to vote.

Clinton breaks glass ceiling 4:04

Clinton Declares Victory Via Text

Tomorrow's New York Post Cover: 'The First Lady'

"Hill makes history," the Post headline reads.

Trump Wins Montana

Anna Brand

RNC Chair Happy With Trump's Performance

RNC Chair Reince Priebus on Tuesday tweeted that Trump "perfectly delivered" his victory speech in which he said a new chapter of the campaign has begun.

Priebus called the speech "great" and "exactly the right approach."

Trump read from a teleprompter, where he focused mostly on his campaign's message of "winning" and criticizing Hillary Clinton.

Sanders Wins North Dakota

Trump: 'No PPP!'

During Donald Trump's Tuesday night speech, the presumptive GOP nominee responded in an unusual way to an audience member who shouted out "No TPP!" while Trump was talking about trade.

"No PPP!" Trump responded after appearing to mishear the audience member. He followed up: "You really mean, no PP!"

Trump was seemingly referring to Public Policy Polling.

For more from Trump's speech, go here.