California

CALIFORNIA….Hmmm. Exit polling suggests that Hillary Clinton won California by seven points, 51-44. If she won the absentee ballot race even more strongly, she’ll beat Obama by 10 points or more.

More broadly, it’s a little surprising that there have been so many big victories tonight on the Democratic side. Obviously the states with lopsided results get called first, so there’s some selection bias here, but of the 18 states that have been called so far, 17 22 states contested tonight, 18 have been double-digit victories for either Hillary or Obama. Why aren’t there more close races?