>> Hillary Clinton hitting the magic number. Tallies by the Associated Press and NBC News showing she's reached the 2,300 and 83 delegates needed to secure the Democratic Presidential nomination. She crosses the threshold ahead of closely watched state primary racist on Tuesday, particularly in California. Despite the delegate math, rival Bernie Sanders still counting on his momentum, vowing to stay in the race.
Reuters political correspondent Jim Oliphant in Orange County, California.>> Sanders is coming under increasing pressure from party elites to drop out. His end game really is unclear at this point. His campaign says that a win in California will help him swing over some superdelegates, those party officials and party office holders that are currently supporting Clinton.
But that really looks unlikely. He may be, instead, hoping to have some impact on the party's agenda at the convention, maybe even Clinton's Vice-Presidential choice. But realistically, California, even if he wins, could be the end of the road for him.>> Officially, the Democratic National Committee agrees with Sanders that the race ain't over until it's over.
And Clinton's recent efforts to woo voters in California, which offers more pledged delegates than any other state in the democratic primary, suggests she's concerned, at the very least, that the optics of a Sanders victory in the Golden State were undercut her credibility as the nominee. If she secures the nomination, Clinton would be the first female Presidential candidate from either of the two major US political parties.