From the New York Times today:
- On the eve of the New Jersey and California primaries, an Associated Press survey of superdelegates indicated that Hillary Clinton had clinched the Democratic nomination.
- Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said earlier Monday that he wanted to “assess where we are after tomorrow before we make statements based on speculation.”
It should be noted that this is how Trump clinched his nomination, too. The AP surveyed the appropriate delegates, asked them where they stood, and declared Trump the winner.
All this before all the voters have had their say. Annoying as hell. Next thing you know we won’t have elections at all. We’ll just skip voting altogether and let the news services declare the winner for us.
(Rats. I planned to post this while Hillary still thought tomorrow’s California’s primary was critical.)