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California residents cast their votes

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 00:48

Voting gets underway in California for the Democratic and Republican primaries as well as the state-wide primary election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Voting is underway in California, Tuesday (June 7) for Democratic and Republican primaries. Hillary Clinton has captured enough delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, according to tallies by two U.S. media outlets, as she and rival Bernie Sanders faced off on Tuesday in contests in six states- including New Jersey and California. Under Democratic National Committee rules, most delegates to the party's July 25-28 convention are awarded by popular votes in state-by-state elections. But the delegate count also includes "superdelegates" - party leaders and elected senators, members of Congress and governors - who can change their mind at any time. For that reason, the DNC has echoed the Sanders campaign, saying the superdelegates should not be counted until they actually vote at the Philadelphia convention. California voters are also expected to choose two Democrats to face off against each other in the race to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate, shutting out Republicans in a sign of that party's diminished support in America's most populous state. State Attorney General Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez will likely meet in what would be the state's first-ever single-party Senate election under a 2010 California law advancing the top two primary vote-getters to the general election, regardless of party affiliation.

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California residents cast their votes

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 00:48