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California Primary, District-by-District: 40th District

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.

California District 40

CA-40: Only about 32,000 registered Republicans live in this district, which is nearly 90% Latino — the most Latino district in the nation — and represented in Congress by liberal Democrat Lucille Royal-Allard. It is also home to the city of Bell, site of one of the most notorious recent cases of local government corruption. Popular among first-time homeowners, the area includes portions of L.A., including Huntington Park, site of clashes over illegal immigration.

Prospects:

Democrats: The area’s high Latino population, and homeowner/taxpayer mentality, makes it a big win for Clinton.

Clinton 4, Sanders 1

Republicans: Outrage at illegal immigration and corruption will fuel Trump, despite weaker appeal among Latinos.

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.

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