The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Beats Sanders in California and New Jersey

The latest polls by CBS News/YouGov have placed Hillary Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders in both California and New Jersey.

California

  • Hillary Clinton – 49%
  • Bernie Sanders – 47%

New Jersey

  • Hillary Clinton – 61%
  • Bernie Sanders – 34%

By this point, the math is on Clinton’s side. She has thoroughly beat Sanders in enough primaries and is close to clinching the Democratic nomination. Nearly all of the superdelegates back her and will continue to back her, barring an epic collapse. Clinton will represent the Democrats in 2016 and she will likely be the next president of the United States.

Sanders has promised to continue his campaign against all odds. His fight is valiant, but it is a senseless one at this point. He stands no chance of winning the nomination and his efforts to contest the convention will only serve to hurt the Democratic Party.

With the election fast approaching, the Democratic Party will need to unite under one candidate. The Republican Party is close to achieving this under Donald Trump, an unpopular candidate by all means.

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