Clinton and Sanders go Head-to-Head in California

On June 7, 2016, California Democrats will flock to the voting polls and cast their vote for who they think should be the Democratic Presidential candidate. The two hopefuls left standing are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The two have stirred up a lot of debate and have caused a nearly even split between the Democratic party. Currently, Hillary leads in the polls with 49%. But Bernie is not far behind, coming in at 40%. Going into the California Democratic Primary Hillary leads Sanders with 1,716 delegate votes and 524 superdelegates where Bernie has 1,433 delegate votes and 40 superdelegates after the recent West Virginia Primary.

Alex Mohajer, the Political Director of the group Bros4Hillary says, "She's a solid, seasoned progressive and one of the most accomplished women in American history... And many people, including myself, deeply respect her ability to rise above adversity and work so hard." One female voter from Los Angeles says, "Bernie's ideas are what we need in America. The anti-establishment and a break from traditional politics and government." Hillary has gained the backing from the Human Rights Campaign along with celebrities like George Clooney, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and Lena Dunham. Those behind Bernie are Rosario Dawson, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Justin Long and Sarah Silverman.

California will be a huge win for either candidate, so the stakes are high for Hillary and Bernie. California has the largest amount of Democratic delegates with 548. Whoever wins California is most likely going to be the Democratic Presidential Candidate and will face off against the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Currently, both Sanders and Clinton are slated to beat Trump with a 13% lead from both of them. 

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