The eyes of the political world are on California today. Both the Democratic and GOP parties are holding primaries in the Golden State. Keep it here for live updates on the results as soon they are released. The California polls will close at 11 p.m. Eastern.
California is one of six states hosting Democratic nominating events on June 7. On the Republican side, it is one of five states.
The Democratic primary has drawn more attention given Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. The Democratic party has had a bit of controversy after the AP reported Clinton had reached the number of needed delegates to secure the nomination prior to the June 7 primaries. The report included superdelegates who cannot officially vote until July’s convention.
Bernie Sanders issued a statement refuting the report. “Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then,” Sanders noted in the statement.
Trump is expected to officially reach the 1,237 needed delegates to secure the nomination tonight. According to FiveThirtyEight, he enters the day with 1,144 delegates.
Despite the narrow gap in the polls, FiveThirtyEight has given Clinton a 90 percent chance of winning California. They give Trump a 97 percent chance of winning. It is important to note that voters can still vote for other GOP candidates that have suspended their campaign.
An exit poll conducted by Capitol Weekly, showed Clinton with a 12 percentage point lead among early voters.
Keep it here throughout the night for live updates on the California results as soon as they are released.
California Democratic Primary Results
The following data is courtesy of CNN with 69% reporting. Hillary Clinton is the winner of California.
California GOP Primary Results
The following data is courtesy of CNN with 61% reporting. Donald Trump is the winner of California.