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-44: “Straight Outta Compton,” this district includes the historic heartland of West Coast rap music, “from Long Beach to South Central,” as Dr. Dre might say. Represented by liberal Democrat Janice Hahn, a scion of a local political dynasty who is giving up a safe seat in Congress to run for Los Angeles County supervisor, the district is actually over 70% Latino and just over 15% black. It includes the Los Angeles harbor facility at San Pedro.
Democrats: Though Sanders will enjoy some support, the large number of minority voters will give Clinton the win.
Clinton 4, Sanders 2
Republicans: There are relatively few Republicans in this urbandistrict, and Trump will win most of their votes.
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.