Editor’s note: The presidential nominating contests in both parties will come down to the California primary.
For Democrats, 548 delegates are at stake — 11.5% of the total. For Republicans, 172 delegates are at stage — 6.9% of the total. Of those, for Democrats, 158 (29%) are divided proportionally on a statewide basis, while 317 (58%) are divided proportionally by congressional district, with each district providing between 5 and 8 delegates. The remaining 73 (13%) are “superdelegates.”
For Republicans, 13 (8%) are awarded statewide, with ten going to the candidate with the highest number of votes on a winner-take-all basis, and three going to “pre-determined” delegates (the State Chair, National Committeewoman, National Committeeman). Meanwhile, 159 (92%) are awarded by congressional district on a winner-take-all basis, with each district providing 3 delegates.
The result: a district-by-district battle in both parties, which we preview for you here.
CA-28: This district stretches north-south, from the Angeles National Forest down through Burbank and into Hollywood. It includes some 80,000 or so Republican voters, many of whom are fuming at Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who supported the Iran deal last year, and vocally so. Hollywood plays an outsized role in this and other districts, and the internecine liberal feuding between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be intense here.
Democrats: Sanders and Clinton will split Hollywood, but Clinton will win the northern part of the district.
Clinton 4, Sanders 3
Republicans: Trump will win here, partly because of the Iran deal and anti-Cruz sentiment in Hollywood.
Trump 3, Cruz 0, Kasich 0
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new e-book, Leadership Secrets of the Kings and Prophets: What the Bible’s Struggles Teach Us About Today, is on sale through Amazon Kindle Direct. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.