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Now that the American Democratic Party's delegate selection process is essentially over, the canard that Bernie Sanders still has a path to the presidential nomination should be relegated to the realm of fantasy.

Indeed, given the Democrats' long standing practice of proportional allocation of delegates, the die was cast for this result a couple of months ago. Sanders operatives set up false expectations for their supporters.

At the point Republicans cleared the path to their nomination for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton was closer to her party's nomination than Trump was. The early lead she built in the southern states could only be reversed by Sanders winning other states of comparable size by substantial margins, not just a few percentage points. 

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 09:33

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