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it's a place where secretary clinton hopes to have senator sanders camping out here for the last two weeks. he is hoping that he drives turnout at the end and gets the victory. it's the only question we have left tonight. secretary clinton will clench the nomination, can sanders get the california trophy he so desperately wants? >> all right john, thanks very much. let's get a key race alert. the polls are closed in california, the biggest prize of the night and it's too early to call for us in california, if you're hillary clinton and bernie sanders, we'll wait for the numbers to start coming in. the votes to start coming in. they'll be coming in shortly. 475, 475 delegates at stake in california. in montana right now, the polls closed an hour ago, 32% of the vote is in, hillary clinton has a slight lead over bernie sanders in montana, 148.6%, 46.7%, about a third of the vote is in in montana. in south dakota, a lot more of the vote is in, 87% of the vote is in, hillary clinton has a lead over bernie sanders in south dakota. 51.4% to 48.6%.
20 delegates at stake in south dakota right now. she earlier we projected was the winner in new jersey as well as new mexico, important wins, good night nor hirnt, but the biggest of all, california right now. we're standing by to start getting those numbers. once those numbers come in. we'll see if bernie sanders can upset hillary clinton in california, if he can do what he said he wanted to do desperately wanted to do. and clearly, we'll see what bernie sanders and hillary clinton could doll in california. so far states won tonight. new jersey for hillary clinton, new mexico for hillary clinton, north dakota, bernie sanders has won the caucuses, north dakota, bernie sanders has won the north dakota caucuses. donald trump obviously without any opposition he's the only republican candidate standing. he's won all of the states, the republican contest so far he's well on his way, obviously, let's go back to anderson. >> wolf, thank you. bernie sanders speech, we'll bring that to you live.
if you are bernie sanders, you think very carefully i suppose about what you're going to say to your crowd tonight. >> yeah, i would think so. he deserves to take a little bit of a bow too as has been said all night. he's run an extraordinary campaign. nobody would have predicted what he has done, and you could hear in secretary clinton's rhetoric, ek koes of the themes of the sanders campaign and, you know, as others have said, he pushed, he pushed her in a way that was positive and constructive and will make her a stronger candidate at the general election. so there's a lot to celebrate there. the hard pivot to make is from we're going to shake things up in california, we're going to shake things up on the 7th to making the transition to what comes next. and so he's going to have to find that language. that's a balance of celebratory and realistic about what the future holds. >> you know, his advisor said
look, we have to wait and see what happened tonight. tonight has to be a disappointment to them. we don't know what's going to happen in california, if they were to lose in california, they wanted to have this big finish at the end. and if they don't do that, i think on their plane ride back to vermont, they're going to have a lot of decisions to make. and i think one of them will be how do they disengage? how do they get their supporters to be interested in hillary clinton about a quarter of their supporters now say that there's no way they could vote for clinton, that can obviously change. they have to have some deliverables from hillary clinton. and they have to feel like they're a part of it. you know, like they're a part of this effort and she has to make them feel that way. it's clear they've been talking. brianna's reported that. and i think that that will continue, but after tonight, it might happen sooner rather than later. >> yeah, yeah. >> also a shoutout -- i just,
because i work young people, i work in campaigns for them. >> yes. yes, absolutely. >> young people provided to that campaign, here's the 74-year-old guy who was propelled by young people who want a better foech, who want a more just country. who want people to get a fair shot, and who understand that there are things that are badly off course that we have to fix in this new economy and i think they deserve a shoutout. >> if you look at the young people, he got more younger votes than obama. he lost the race, he ran better than anybody expected, but he lost it at the ballot box, not in the back room. the new jersey margin is now over 200,000 votes, that means there are 14 state ls where she beat him by more than he beat her in any state, right.
she's a three million plus margin in the popular vote. and one other point, 64% of all self-identified democrats voted for her. very strong and obviously very strong among young people. as i said, he ran a great race. look at new jersey again, 15 of the 19 largest states that have voted have now voted for her. and if california would be 16 of the 20. >> she reminded people of the math. >> she doesn't want these questions about the legitimacy. >> and it's something that their campaign is worried about. this idea that the sanders campaign has stowed that this system is rigged. notable she praised bernie sanders up high. i mean, that was sort of the second major part of her speech there. they still have to make them feel like winners.
so that's it. >> that's quite a task because here's the thing, bernie sanders supporters have been frustrated by this from the very beginning. for instance, when the debate schedule was announced and there were only six or seven debates. the fact that she started with 400 super delegates and bernie sanders sporters looked at that and thought that was unfair. he was eliminated bay voice vote. there are a lot of supporters who have had a lot of beef from the very beginning. it's going to be hard to view the process with legitimacy. >> also donald trump reached out to bernie sanders supporters directly. miners in west virginia and bernie sanders supporters zblep you know, 78% of our delegates are selected atle congressional district level, not at the state level. we don't have winner take all. we got rid of that after the jackson campaign. while superdelegates are sometimes a pain in people's behiends, okay, i'll speak, i'm
not -- >> yes, you're a good super delegate. >> i'm proud of of it. proud to know that god bless her. there's no question we are going to have to do homework within the democratic party to sfrenten the democracy to ensure that no american has to in stand lines for two or three hours to cast their ballot. we're going to have to fix the caucuses. the bottom line is that bernie sanders has been able to raise the aspirational hopes for so many million of americans. here today in the district of columbia, our city council raised the living wage to $15 an hour. i'm not saying that bernie sanders has cured all of our, you know, economic problems, but he has given voice to those who want to make change at the ballot box. and for that, it salute bernie sanders. >> you know, losing is hard. losing a presidential election is excruciating, and i know, it's really hard. and there are stages to it, right? first there's denial, then
anger, then there's grief and then you come along to tans. and i think that bernie sanders supporters are in between denial and anger right now. they're going to come around. i mean, back in 2008 the pumas as you recall, david, were pretty angry at losing when hillary lost. and even when i went to go work for obama after she conceded and said we're all going to be together now. we're going to support our nominee. it was highs, you know, emotions, but in the end, we all came together. and that's what's going to happen this time around. >> this is different thee because, contrary to this instance where the super delegates were on secretary clinton's side from the beginning, it was the opposite when it was your turn. they ended -- >> haley, here's the difference. >> if there were no super delegates, she wins overwhelmingly. >> john king went through the math. >> you're right. >> she was assigned them in all the states that he won to her, she still wins.
she flat out won this nomination. >> you're right. >> in 2008 she won the popular vote, and again if you look at the poll we she won more self-identified democrats than he did in 2008. this time, she beat him among self-identified democrats by 29 points in the cumulative exit poll. it's hard to be the nominee if you're losing to people by 30%. >> she also won 1469 open primary. and he won nine of them. so even on the ones we're open to independents, she still won. >> i think it's fundamentally dishonest for donald trump to suggest that the system, which has now nominated hillary clinton is somehow rigged. she won in every possible way. he wants to make miss chief, he's a politician, he wants to throw gorilla dust in every direction. what i would encourage bernie sanders and his supporters do is just do a thought exercise. go back in time, just one year. if bernie sanders in june 2016 could talk and bernie sanders in
june 2015, bernie sanders a year ago would say, what i would really like to doed is have a spirited contest and really push a message. bernie is about mission more than ambition. and he would say, i guarantee, a year ago he would say, i really want to get this country and this party focussed on income inequality, on the way this wall street is hurting main street. global warming is threatening the entire planet, and the way we need to lift up the minimum wage, not just to 12, but even 15 which is the highest by far we would ever have. he's won all of that. >> thank you. >> he's won. he's noft going to be the nominee, it's losing -- >> i know you know. >> accomplished what he set out to do. >> more. >> not just policy, it's more than that, it's process. and this is where despite being different on issues, trump supporters and sanders supporters felt that we're fighting a common battle rising up against wall street, we're rising up against washington and we have felt that the process has been unfair. a lot of times we've had screamed in our face, these are the rules, even when the rules
seemed unjust, and unfortunately the outsider won, i think democrats have a real fight on their hand because you can't shout the wins when they have felt marginalized. >> he lost by three million votes. you can't concoct a system of rules. i don't like -- >> in some ways the rules favored him because he did very well until caucuses. >> washington was a great example where he won the caucuses, there was a beauty contest primary and she won handily. i appreciate, you're doing good work here, but for your cause, but the truth is, bernie sanders did not lose this nomination because of problems with the rules. there are problems with the rules, he has a just beef about the debate, schedule and so on. these are things as donna suggested, democratic party would be smart to address. and that'll be part what have brings people together after these primaries. >> let's take a quick look at the numbers as they're coming in, wolf. >> thanks anderson, key race
alert right now. california right now, votes just beginning to come in. about 1%, if that in so far. hillary clinton has tack ina very early lead, 61.6% to bernie sanders. 37.5%, very, very earlfully california. 475 delegates are at stake in california. she takes an early lead. let's update you o on two other states radioigt no u. montana right now, the democratic presidential primary, 32% of the vote is in, hillary clinton maintaining a slight lead over bernie sanders in montana. 48.6% to 46.7%, about a third of the vote in montana is in, 21 delegates at stake. in south dakota, a lot more of the vote is in, 92% of the vote is in. hillary clinton has a lead there. 51.5% to 48.5% over bernie sanders. 20 delegates a the stake in south dakota, a 97, now 97% of the vote is in in south dakota, if hillary goes on to win south dakota, that'll be an important win for her. a the love people thought that bernie sanders could do very well in south dakota.
donald trump by the way, no opposition, the only republican candidate left standing, he wins up and done all five states a enfive contests tonight for the republicans. he takes california, let's recap right now. this has been a very good night so far hillary clinton. six contested on the democratic side in new jersey. in the new mexico we projected in new jersey she's the winner. two big wins for hillary clinton. north dakota goes to bernie sanders, that's an important win, back in north dakota for bernie sanders, 18 zel gaits at stake. once again, weir still waiting for the results in california. she's also ahead in the other two states that are outstanding. in montana once again about a third of the vote is in. she's got 48.# % to bernie
sanders. she is ahead of bernie sanders in south dakota. very nice night shaping up. overhere at the magic wall. john, good night for hillary clinton. we have anticipated she would do well in new jersey, but she won in new mexico. she's winning in very early in california. it'll be a huge night. >> starting in california, but it is possible she wins five out of six on the last big night at the democratic convention. you see the map filling in. the district of columbia which is a week from tonight, but as we finish in the last big super tuesday, let's walk through it.
we'll count the final votes, but if you talk to both campaigns, even get away from their spin on truth serum, they would not have told you they expected that to happen in south dakota tonight. move over to montana, this one is still very close. we don't know how this is going to turn out, but again she's very competitive in the state of montana and the sanders campaign anticipated they would at least get these three tonight. that was the expectation. she is having a strong night. we've called new mexico, pretty strong performance by sand senatorers, close to 53%. win there for secretary clinton and this is it. this is the last big battle of the district of columbia does vote next week. this is the last one here, it matters enormously what the final outcome here. that takes away any moral target. to go into the convention, number two for senator sanders, win or lose, his percentage is important because of the number of delegates he would carry to help him with his leverage in platform fights. where are we now at just 1%?
meaningless in a state as big as california, in some smaller states, it gives you a hint in a state like california, so big and so diverse, it's just dangerous and not worth making any bets. but the vote is starting to come in quickly. that's an encouraging sign we're getting in some early. remember, good number of voters in california voted by mail. early balloting process by mail. so often those counts coming in quickly. we'll see, and again as you just pop it out and look at it from perspective. hillary clinton entered the night 29 to 21 versus senator sanders. that includes the territories as well as the states. 29-21, there's 30, there's 31, it's possible 32, 33, and she could get that, 34 to 21. that would be a major statement by secretary clinton. >> by all accounts and as her campaign always points out, she's already three million votes, popular votes ahead of bernie sanders. i want to go to mark preston.
you have an update on the delegate count on the democratic side, share with view percent. >> let's go through the numbers. hillary clinton has received 2,383 delegates she needed, but lerts look at the numbers of where she is tonight and where senator sanders is tonight. so far tonight, as you mentioned earlier, turning out to be a good night for secretary clinton has received 66 delegates so far with many contests in play right now and of course we're awaiting for the all important california contest where we'll start to see some results out of there, but let's look at year to date right now. as we said, but right now, she has 2,471 delegates, let's break that down, 1,89 ix pledged, 572 are super delegates. bernie sanders on the other hand has 1,638, 1,591 are pledged, 47
are super delegates. what should we point out is that hillary clinton has become the presumptive nominee not because of what she's received in pledged delegates, but really a quit nation of pledged delegates and super delegates coming together. >> very impressive, very impressive night so far for hillary clinton. we're still waiting for california, the results are about to come in in a much more accelerated rate. we're also standing by to hear from bernie sanders. we earlier heard from donald trump, we heard from hillary clinton, her historic speech, now we're going to be standing by to hear from bernie sanders anderson, of course we'll have live kovrng of that. >> and of course when he talks to jake tapper, he said the owns is on hillary clinton to reach out to his supporters. is that, is that the case? >> she did it. >> tonight, yeah. >> i think she was pretty overt and gracious in what she did tonight. >> is it enough? >> no, i don't think -- this is a process, i think patti really
described it well. you cannot devote yourself to an enterprise like this and just come to full stop and say okay, you won, we lost, ooichl with you. that's not the way it works. there's a process involved, i think it's going to take some time, i think the president can be help informal this, they are talking to each other. that's a positive thing. but i think that bernie sanders needs to be able to turn to his supporters and say, you know the tangible things that we have achieved, this is how we are being heard. this is how the rules are being changed. this is how the platform will reflect our concerns. and i think you're seeing, you'll seal those discussions going on in the next few weeks. >> and you've seen some of that already. some of the big three committees that are, you know, sort of planning the rules and the credentials and the platform, bernie sanders getting some of his people on there. people like cornell west on some of these platforms, those are going to make for interesting meetings i'm sure. and then, ian tomorrow until d.c., some of those issues on
the platform l start to happen. i think bernie sanders might end up with a very bad night. i think these trends will continue. he could end up one state, not the big prize of california. so he's going to help a lot of soul searching to do. and and things happen, staffers sort of trading places, leading the sanders campaign, going over to the hillary clinton campaign. we've seen this before. i think in some ways we kpaj and usually there are -- >> there are two distinct pools of sanders supporters. one is that he was very strong among young people. won over 70% of voters under 30. in the end, i think it is very hard for those voters get on donald trump. they may agree that washington doesn't woork. on the cultural issues and the views of the inclusive and tolerant america, diverse america, i think they view of
the other of what they believe. the other big pool of voters were the blue collar whites. he won in almost every single state outside of the state other than ohio, in the end, they may prove a tougher peach, the cultural arguments aren't as powerful and they are her most powerful. >> those are the voters that donald trump was talking about tonight when he said oh sanders voters come on over to me. those are the voters he obviously wants to attract. look, it's not as if bernie sanders has been avoiding this decision. i don't think he's avoiding anything. i just think he needed to get through tonight, see where he was, they've been talking. as david is saying, it's a process. and they will get there. he just has to be able to convince his people that their voices has been heard and whether it's deliverables on issues, platform issues, minimum wage, whatever. he's got to prove it because he's important to clinton. she's talking about generational
issues tonight, attracting younger voters, she needs him to do it. >> how do you think president obama putting o thought he's endorsing secretary clinton, how important was that to get bernie sanders out? >> yeah. huge. i mean i talked the sanders campaign and it was clear that obama was going to weigh in on this thing, and they quite frankly said this complicates things quite a bit. because it's hard for them to go against, i mean, it's the momentum. it's the party rallying around. >> and it's worth noting -- >> obama is popular. >> core of his support has not been within the party. he's only won one-third of self-identified democrats. almost two-thirds of independents who have voted through the process. so they may be somewhat unstep removed from president obama. still, i think california is bigger than anything else. >> i don't think that it is a surprise to the sanders people what obama is doing, he's been
pretty open about how he was approaching this. and i think that he probably was open with them privately and as we've said before, he and senator sanders had a long conversation over the weekend. he's been very respectful of bernie sanders. he has not stepped out in this race and, you know, he's waited for the verdict of the voters. and i expect that he will proceed in a way that is respectful of bernie sanders and what he has accomplished in this race. as he tries to bring everyone together. >> and -- >> i think, i think president obama's going to be crucial, obviously, but i think part of the process, the most important part of the sprosz hillary clinton and bernie sanders sipting down together. i know their campaigns have been talking, but you know, there's there needs to be some air cleared. they need to get things off their chest about what was said during the campaign and how it was said. and they need -- >> "saturday night live" skit. >> seriously, then they can get to the business of working together and where what are they going to work on together?
what common ground is there? . >> we're learning that the sanders campaign, that they're having significant layoffs. i did talk to a senior campaign official who would neither confirm nor deny this, but it's important to note that as we're looking here toward the end of the primary season when it comes to the sanders campaign, you're not seeing the campaign putting people in resources in general election battleground states. and according to to the times, two unnamed sources, they say this has to do with advance staff who deal with campaign logistics and events. and this has to do with some of those who are operating in the field, a source telling our jeb zelany that sort of characterizing this, not exactly as layoffs, just saying look, a lot of these folks, their jobs just ended. they didn't have jobs anymore.
but this is certainly something that we've noticed here over the last few months. there have been layoffs before about a month ago during the campaign, all of this coming as certainly we're getting toward the end here and also some of the money to fund some of these has dwindled in the sanders campaign, anderson. >> brianna kooeler, thanks for that. brianna, are there other campaign events scheduled for the sanders campaign moving forward? i mean, i'm just trying to understand what actually will happen in the next several weeks. we know he's going back to vermont, i guess after this evening. >> reporter: yeah, there is a rally scheduled for thursday in washington, d.c. washington, d.c. has its primary on tuesday, bernie sanders has long said he wants everyone to have a chance to vote, and in his mind, that doesn't just go to today. it goes to the washington, d.c. primary. that's the only big event that we know of, but he's also in washington, d.c. for meetings. at this point though anderson you bring up a really good point
there, it's a promise that he's making to go to the convention, but we're not seeing a whole lot of resources to back up anything really going into the convention and beyond the convention. >> brianna, thanks very much for that. and so that is the question. what would this actually look like in the weeks ahead? if he wants to keep this going through the convention, does he have to keep doing event kps. >> he might, but he might also do it for hillary. remember last time around, diane feinstein, senator feinstein became the peacemaker and she had barack obama and hillary clinton over to her house for a drink. and she left the room, right, and they had this peace-making session. i don't know who would do it this time, maybe elizabeth warren, who knows, but they have to get together, they want bernie sanders out there continuing to get his supporters, but there has to be some moment when they need personally and hate it discuss this. >> i think that's going to happen sooner rather than later. >> you do? >> yeah. i think the results tonight are
going to get them there. >> hillary clinton 62.6%. bernie sanders, 36.3%. again, a lot of this depends on where that is. >> that tells you something. >> hillary's voters are likely to vote early. >> five million maybe votes from california is the l.a. times estimate. >> they're going to have to get together. >> especially look, he has turned his help through a one state candidate over the last few weeks. original originally which was when both new jersey and california as a way of signaling momentum. in the i understand, they decided they had a right off new jersey, she won by over 200,000 voits, 11th largest in the country. they made a one state commitment to california and put on an incredible campaign and barn stormed the state in a way that i don't think anyone has ever done short of running for governor. and if they can't at the end of that win california, i mean it's really hard top find an argument
again with over three million more leading the popular vote for her, her winning are 16 of the 20 largest states lead in super delegates. what would be the argument for continuing, even if you done do win, but if you don't, seems nonexistent. >> he's been a commitment to continue to campaign through the district of columbia which is a week from tonight. and i respect that as a d.c. resident. but beyond that, i think the campaign's are now talking to each other on the credentials level, platform level which as i mention has already started, of course we have to plan the convention with the president involvement and others. so, there are backroom channels, backroom conversations and i'm not at liberty to the talk about much more than that because i don't know, all i do know is that we're going to come together. if hillary can just relax. >> the president is going to want a good fella-styled tracking shot coming out only to the stage that bill clinton had in 2000 in l.a. >> look, i've worked oen a lot of conventions and leah daughtry
who is the ceo of the convention, she's talking to both campaigns and there's a lot more going on than what meets the eye and what we're talking about each and every night on cable television, but what i do know is that senator sanders has some incredible, geed people on the digital side. you know, paul and i know enough about campaigns to write another book, but when you start laying off staff. we've all had to do that. it is hard. they have worked hard. they have traveled -- >> it's a relentless job. >> yeah, lived out of a suitcase. they've missed all of the holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. >> we have to take a break. >> still ahead, we're going to hear from bernie sanders in a critical speech to supporters. will he stand by his promise to fight on our help unite behind hirnt? stay tuned.
18% of the vote in california is now in. hillary clinton maintaining very impressive lead over bernie sanders. 62.8%. bernie sanders 36%. 18% of the vote is in, hillary clinton has a significant lead right there, still a lot of votes outstanding, 475 delegates at stake in california. the other two contests where we still haved me to been able to make a projection, montana, 34% of the vote is in. hillary clinton is ahead there. 48.4% to 46.8%, third of the vote is in in montana. 99% of the vote is in in south dakota right now. hillary clinton still maintains her lead. 51.3%, 38.7%. we have not yet made a
projection in south dakota. i expect with 99% of the vote in, that could be coming up soon. the other three are projected winners, new jersey, hillary clinton we project is the winner in new jersey 126 delegates up for grabs. hillary clinton is the winner in that primary. 34 delegates a the stake in new mexico, those are her two wins so far tonight. north dakota is the win for bernie sanders. the north dakota democratic caucuses, 18 delegates a the stake, once again, three states, three states still outstanding. we're standing by to hear from bernie sanders, and you've heard from the other two candidates, so far donald trump we've already heard from hillary clinton, what will his tone be when he goes out and speaks, we'll have live coverage, bernie sanders he's out in california we're standing by to hear from the vermont senator. let's go over to john king as we take a look at these three outstanding contests that are still remaining. 99% of the vote is in in south dakota, we have not yet made a projection. >> i've been looking at it while
you were talking about it because of 99%, you figure where is it? it's a little over 1,000 votes here. one of the reasons we're waiting is because the vote that's still out, the biggest chunk and pretty much the rest of the vote which includes rapid city. in this county, bernie sanders has a healthy lead. is it enough to make 1,300 voit difference? is it enough to make it up? it's possible. it's possible. so we have to, cautious and let the votes come in and count them. that's the missing votes right there in the area. it's worth waiting, be cautious and get it right. we'll count those votes, and over to montana, 34%, very, very close rate race. we're going to keep counting in the state of montana that has one comes in, but again, the clinton campaign would love it if they stayed blue like that. not a lot of delegates at state, but this is it, this is the big battle. the only big question left. who will get the metro feign what will the delegates split, this is the largest 400 plus
pledged delegates. bernie sanders wants as many as he can get from his momentum kats at the convention, 15%, look at that and think wow, that's overwhelm, 15% with we do know the clinton campaign is in the leads holding. we do know the clinton campaign had a very aggressive mail-in ballot campaign. normally we don't know looking at this, normally that's what's counted first. you see her jump out to an early lead, it's significant, you want to have a well-organized mailing campaign, today's vote could catch up to that. as you look at this, if you're inside the clinton campaign, trust me, you are happy right now. if you're in the sanders war room, you are concerned, but i wouldn't jump, let's get higher that 21%. let's move it up -- >> look at this. she's ahead by almost 300,000 votes. with 21% of the vote in. >> any other state in the country, done. because california is big enough. let's get more of a flavor here, again, wolf, when you look at that, she's going to be very competitive in california. that tells you that. that even if he somehow made up
that margin. that depends on the other candidates. stums the state candidate runs the campaign, 51% in, 63% in the early results now said so. against barack obama. >> yeah, we'll look at it. she's actually winning in some places, 26% of the state population is los angeles. if you take a look at that, look at the early results.
65% in los angeles county. if she can hold that number with 0%. this is the very early thing of the vote. if she can hold that number. you can pretty much say she's going to stay. you can see web these are areas where senator obama did well last time and she's doing quite well here. but it's still early. they're at 0%. the first early votes have been counting and now we're waiting. but again, if you're in the war room, youl mentioned that big margin in the early vote, that leaves you very, very encouraged. it's a big enough state that you can have big swings. let's see some more. the significance of it, if that stays like that, these stay like that, we know she's won new mexico, we know she's won new jersey. as we talked about early, the clinton campaign wanting games. >> i'm curious, win most of the counties? >> i looked a few minutes ago and there were a couple in the northwest part of the state. two counties, relatively small population. senator sanders won quite impressively, you see it combined, fewer than 10,000 votes and again, down to warren
county, but then you come, the rest of the state, not only dl she win tow go into newark, essesx county, 73% of the vote. you're into the suburbs, hudson county, 66% of the vote. burgen county, 63% of the vote. senator sanders made a choice. rob was talking about it earlier, they made a choice, skra was so important because of the number of delegates. this is the second biggest, but it's such a disparity. the soonders campaign thinking the state was more open to them number one and put a lot of effort in, but they paid a huge prize here. >> she even cancelled events in new jersey to go out to california to make sure she would be competitive. >> she did, they understood what sanders is doing and felt more comfortable here. but look at this, 54% last time. 60, almost, yeah, 63% this time. almost a ten-point difference.
this is a very big way to start the night. they thought yesterday, the super delegates overnight put her over the top. the clinton campaign thought yesterday it would be new jersey that put her over the top. again, one, two, maybe three, four, senator sanders wins that one. this would be four or five, it looks like she's going to get at the end of the night. could end up being a 3-3 split, ian if that, if sanders comes out and clinton could win california. and california delegates. >> wind up with more delegates tonight than he would get. >> we don't know how this is going to end, but we can be certain looking at that number now that she will end up with majority of pledged delegates. even if sanders comes back and wins california 51-49. there is zero doubt based on that result that sanders is not going to have a it in california. she will have a majority by the time we're counting in tonight. >> vote is coming in quickly. we'll update in a moment.
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key race alert right now, california the biggest prides of the night, 23% of the vote in california is in, and the democratic presidential primary. hillary clinton still has an impressive lead over bernie sanders. 63.1% for bernie sanders, 35.7%, she's ahead now business 305,000 votes over bernie sanders 23% of the vote is in. in montana, 38% of the vote is
in, it's much closer, look at how close it is. bernie sanders, 47%, she's ahead by only 809 votes in montana. south dakota, 99% of the vote is in, lnl all of the vote is in. she's ahead by 1,100 votes. 48.8%, we have not yet made a projection in south dakota. we'll wait for the remaining numbers to come in in south dakota. she's ahead in montana, and she's ahead in california right now. once again, 23%, a quarter of the vote is in in california right now. hillary clinton has an impressive lead. we're waiting to hear from bernie sanders, we'll get the tone of what he has to say this is not so far been a great night for bernie sanders. hillary clinton clearly declared victory tonight. she is the presumptive democratic presidential nominee. let's go over to jake and dana, jake. >> well, wolf, we've discuss this side already, but bernz was
certainly hoping this evening to have a very strong finish in the washington, d.c. primary is in one week, other than that very small contest, this was the last big night of the campaign. and part of the bernie sanders argument to superdelegates is he was hoping that he had passed hillary clinton or at least was close to her when he came to pledged delegates, he disputes the idea that she has three million popular votes ahead of her because that doesn't take into account all the caucus votes that tirn turned out because of the complicated way. we don't have the numbers. the sanders campaign has a way of doing percentages and figuring out what they think the popular vote count is. hillary clinton is still ahead in that, but it's not as big of a margin, but this is not the night that he was hoping for. he was hoping for a very strong, maybe even forced a victory and so far, he's won the north dakota caucuses, but he's lost two others and the other three
still look up in the air. >> that's right. and with california in particular, that is, you know, the big blue prize and there's only about a quarter of the vote in. she's doing exceedingly well, we do know a lot of the early voting had been hillary clinton campaign's goal, i mean, they worked very hard on that, but still, as we were talking about before, before coming on air, that's pretty incredible. >> some of the polls had bernie sanders ahead of hillary clinton. >> and he spent so much time and energy there. >> and $2 million. >> and that. exactly. and i have to say, you know, i'm sureout heard this as well, clinton sources part of their last night when the associated prez and then us and other news organizations said that based on not just pledged delegates, be up superdelegates, she had enough to put her over the top and become the presumptive nominee, they were worried their people were going to stay home.
>> including tom king, they were going to tell superdelegates who were starting to announce and tell reporters that they were with hillary clinton. they were trying to tell them don't do that, you're going to suppress the vote, people won't turn out if they think this thing is over, and they were against that, they wanted their vote count to be as high as possible. right now, although as we note, it's only a quarter of the vote in. that is a significant lead for hillary clinton. and if it continues, if, if, if, it continues like this, that really undercuts his argument. sanders argument. however much he really was planning on spending in the next six week troos trying to convince superdelegates who have endorsed hillary clinton to ending like this to the campaign. a very impressive race that bernie sanders and his team put together. whom he is, where he came from and what he calls -- and i don't
think unfair sloi, the coronation that has gone on. whether you take issue with the debate schedule or different decisions the democrats official democrats have made that lean on the scales a little bit for hillary clinton. when you take issue with any number of things. the idea that he has come so far in his and has come so close is truly remarkable. at the end of the day, this doesn't look like the end? >> no, and it is going to be fascinating to see and hear the tone that he takes in his speech and little more than an hour we expect to see how he embraces the movement that he spearheaded. and kind of whether or not he begins to try to hand it over to hillary clinton or says hold on a second. because i was getting e-mails from people in the bernie sanders campaign earlier the night before we started seeing the results from california, of course. saying whoa, whoa, whoa, it
might not be possible to call california tonight because there might be same day voting may not be able to be counted today, and so -- >> there might be a typhoon. >> and the fact of the matter is -- there might be a typhoon. and we talked about earlier voting. most of what came in on their early side are absentee early voting. >> right. and we'll see what happens. one of the things that was interesting is eight years ago when hillary clinton was in the same place that bernie sanders is in, until it was all over, she was still making the same argument about superdelegates. and hoping that they would switch their vote, that bernie sanders is now making. we'll see what he says tonight, tomorrow going forward. stay with us for more results, we're still waiting for more numbers out of california. we're also, of course, waiting to hear from senator bernie sanders himself. what's he going to say? will he acknowledge hillary clinton is the democrat's presumptive nominee? will he deny that? more coverage on this history
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x1 makes it easy to find what you love. call or go online and switch to x1. only with xfinity. all right. we have a projection right now. hillary clinton is the winner in south dakota. hillary clinton wins the south dakota democratic presidential primary. this is her third win of the night. three important wins for hillary clinton so far new jersey, new mexico, now south dakota. new jersey, new mexico, south dakota, hillary wins those states. bernie sanders has won the caucuses in north dakota, one win for him. two other states still outstanding, let's update you right now on california. that's the biggest prize of the night. this is a key race alert.
in california, 28% of the vote is in. her lead seems to be growing label the, 2i6z.3% over bernie sanders. 36.5%. she's now winning by 342,000 votes. over bernie sanders with 28% of the vote in in california. in montana, getting closer to half the vote in, 43%, very close in montana. hillary clinton 48.5%. she's ahead over bernie sanders, 46.6%. and we'll see what happens in montana. california right now, i'll walk over here to john king over at the magic wall. this is very, very impressive for hillary clinton. so far, if you take a look at this, 62.3%. 36.5% with 28% of the vote in. that's already a big number. >> it's a huge number. and it's you start thinking can you make up that deficit even in a big state like california, the answer is yes, yes, it's mathematically possible, when you look at what's come in so far, this is a steep hill for
bernie sanders. remember, he spent the last two weeks out here, essentially saying this is it. this is the trophy. i want it to say i have momentum at the end. those numbers speak for themselves. and then do this, the anchor of the state for the democrats, los angeles county, 26 plus percent of the population. this is where hillary clinton, african americans, latinos, back to 2008, she ran a 55% of the vote here against then senator obama. this is what she hopes to be the anchor over california strategy tonight. 0%. even though a lot of that early vote, that's early vote, they had an aggressive early vote campaign, let's not jump to conclusions, we still have nothing from los angeles county, a place where she expects to win at a healthy margin. this is an early count. >> ahead by 75,000 votes. >> right, with nothing in yet. we're going to get a lot more votes out here here and if she stays anywhere close that toe that, then senator sanders will have a very difficult time overcoming that. which is a big early lead.
look around and try to find out the places to the sacramento here. sacramento county, again, we're at 0%, let's see what happens. this is worth watching. if you go back to 2008, this is an area senator obama won. so if hillary clinton is hold on to that while hold ogen to 2008. that tells you everything you need to know. senator sanders is not making it. this state, more today votes come in, hillary clinton is on the mark. just move down here to san jose and this is santa clar ra county, again, they've counted some mail-in votes, but we don't have a big of today's vote in yet, let's just switch over and see, she won this with 54%, and she's at 65% in the early vote now. if you're in the world when you're gaming this out, you know more about today's vote and what the turnout is. popped down to san diego county and take a peek again. 12% of the vote in there. she's at 63%, she just got 50% eight years ago.
so if you're looking at the me tricks of how you did last time and trying to improve this time. if you're in the clinton room tonight, you're feeling very, very confident. you want to move that number up a little bit because it is such a big state, giant dump of votes come in today, it's possible. but if you're in the clinton campaign headquarters with, you were confident to begin the night, you're getting more and more confident, then step out this to this map. this is still an open question, but one, two, three, possibly four, five. north dakota goes to senator sanders. i think montana is very, very close and we're only at 44%. but this one could swing, but if you're in the clinton campaign, you're thinking, four out of six, lookings good. maybe five out of six. that is a giant exclamation point. the district of columbia will officially close it next week, but in the last big night and a night where senator sanders needed to send, i have momentum at the end to try to get superdelegates to open their mind. if you're superdelegate and you're for secretary clinton, you're staying put.
>> and next tuesday, the district of columbia is 20 delegates at stake. that's the final contest of this season. let's get back over to jake and dana. jake, i understand the president of the united states has weighed in on what's going on right now? >> well, we're anticipating something along those lines, wolf, let's go to the white house right it is not an endorsement of hillary clinton. this is guidance. this is the president reaching out to both of sides and maybe a little more than expected. here's what it starts out saying. tonight president obama called both secretary clinton and senator sanders. the president congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized democrats, brought a new generation of americans into the political process and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas aimed at making sure our economy and politics work for everybody and not just those with wealth and power. so the president is