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Californians could push Hillary out of race

By Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: As the date for presidential election is approaching, the political climate of one of the superpowers of the world is heating up.

An analysis by a political pundit, Douglas E. Schoen, has not only compelled the American voters, but also democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton to believe that she may not be the official nominee of the Democratic Party in November.

“There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president,” writes Schoen in The Wall Street Journal.

According to Schoen, if Hillary is defeated by Bernie Sanders in the June 7 primary election, she may not become the official candidate of the Democratic Party. Hillary has been widely accepted as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party.

Sanders’ potential win in the California primary with 250 delegates could prove to be a serious blow to Hillary Clinton’s prospects to become the US president.

Bernie has strongly projected himself as the strong democratic contender following a landslide victory in Oregon after Clinton’s minor victory over Sanders in Kentucky.

According to the results of the presidential primary elections held so far, Hillary’s inability to garner 2383 delegates and create a whim in California primary signals that if Hillary is out of the presidential race, it should not be taken as a surprise.

However, despite Schoen’s claims it is also unlikely that Hillary will be out of the democratic presidential race because she has been meeting with voters personally and campaigning aggressively to bag the delegates to her side.

So far, Hillary has 2293 delegates in her bank while her nearest rival Bernie Sanders has 1533 delegates. Keep in mind that Bernie’s denial to accept defeat in intra-party endorsement race with Hillary and constant attack by Republican rival Donald Trump could ultimately result in the election between Trump and Bernie.

Maybe we’ll just have to wait and see the June 7th California primary before making any predictions.

Published Date: Sunday, June 5th, 2016 | 07:58 PM

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