“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.”

A line from Star Wars, but also what happened when I read this tonight: Hillary Clinton clinches Democratic nomination in a historic first:

Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press said Monday night, making her poised to become the first female candidate from a major party for the White House in U.S. history. A victory in Puerto Rico’s primary on Sunday and additional pledges of support from superdelegates helped Clinton cross the threshold, a day ahead of California’s primary and almost exactly eight years since conceding her first presidential campaign in disappointment. …Clinton’s delegate total includes pledged delegates and superdelegates, who are party leaders and elected officials who can decide which candidate to support at the Democratic National Convention in July.

So, once again, California doesn’t really count in the primary sweepstakes. Los Angeles resident Brandon Rey Ramirez hits the nail on the head as to why the media and Clinton campaign coordinated this announcement.

Bernie Supporters are a bit unhappy with the development.

The mainstream media is also the target of Sanders supporters’ fury:

I assert that the real battle this November is not between Clinton and Trump, but between the elite media and regular Americans. I anticipate that the results in the California primary will show whether their campaign to dishearten Sanders voters was successful, or if there will be a surge due to protest voting. I sure hope Sanders people take this Star Wars attitude: As for me? Tomorrow, I will #FeelTheBern!