TONIGHT! SANDERS MUST WIN 2/3 VOTE TO TAKE CA… Voting glitches mar polling stations across L.A. County
Hillary begs Bernie to drop out as she ‘clinches’ nomination
Hillary Clinton was campaigning Monday in a last-ditch effort to stave off an embarrassing defeat in California, even as she reportedly locked up enough delegates to capture the Democratic presidential nomination.
With polls showing the race in the Golden State as a neck-and-neck fight, Clinton desperately battled to the end for every vote and even appealed to rival Bernie Sanders to do the “right thing” and abandon his campaign.
“Tomorrow is eight years to the day after I withdrew and endorsed then-Senator Obama,” Clinton said, recalling the 2008 presidential race after one of four campaign stops. “I believed it was the right thing to do. No matter what differences we had in our long campaign, they paled in comparison to the differences we had with the Republicans.”
As Clinton struggled to seal wins in California and other states that vote Tuesday, the Associated Press issued a bulletin saying that after surveying all 714 superdelegates — party insiders who can vote for whomever they want — it determined that Clinton has exactly 2,383 delegates, the number needed to clinch. She has 1,812 pledged delegates, which she has won in primaries and caucuses, and 571 pledged superdelegates.
Analysis: Bernie Sanders Must Win 2/3 of June 7 Vote to Win California
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may have caught former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the latest polls, but he will have to win more than two-thirds of the votes cast on Election Day, June 7, to win the California primary.
That is because Clinton leads 58% to 41% among early voters. A Field poll released Tuesday projects that about 8 million Californians will participate in the primary, of whom 5 million will have voted early by mail. Extrapolating poll numbers leads to the conclusion that Sanders must win at least 65% of the 3 million votes being cast at the polls on primary day.
The Field poll suggests that voting by mail will be slightly down from the primary election of 2014. As Breitbart News noted recently:
According to the office of the California Secretary of State, since 2008 more than half of all ballots in primary elections have been cast by mail, reaching 69.40% in 2014. In 2012, more than half of all ballots in the general election were cast by mail for the first time, rising to 60.52% in 2014.
Voting glitches mar some polling stations across Los Angeles County
When registered voters arrived early Tuesday at a new voting station in Canoga Park, many didn’t find their names on any voting list.
Elsewhere across region, glitches reportedly marred voting at polling stations in Chatsworth, Sherman Oaks and the South Bay, forcing some residents to fill out provisional ballots.
“Some wires got crossed,” said one polling volunteer Columbus Middle School in Canoga Park, who declined to give her name. “The most important thing is nobody left here without casting their vote.”
When the station opened at 7 a.m., many voters had streamed in expecting to cast their ballots only to find their names weren’t on any list.