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“He (Trump) wants to win by stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds and reminding us daily just how great he is. Well, we believe we should lift each other up, not tear each other down.” HILLARY CLINTON IN A TUESDAY SPEECH

BARRETT NEWKIRK THE DESERT SUN

Hillary Clinton's historic night began with celebrations on the East Coast and continued west, appearing to head toward a win over Bernie Sanders in the California Democratic Party presidential primary. Clinton, the former senator and secretary of State, held a commanding lead in the night's biggest contest as vote totals continue to come in. A win over the Vermont senator would earn her the backing of a majority of California's pledged delegates and add to her overall margin on victory. "It gives her a spring in her step," Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College, said of Clinton's likely Cali-

“Our infrastructure is a disaster. Our schools are failing. Crime is rising ... The last thing we need is Hillary Clinton in the White House or an extension of the Obama disaster. DONALD TRUMP IN A TUESDAY SPEECH

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Clinton secures Democratic nomination JESSE MARX THE DESERT SUN

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to clinch a major U.S. political party's nomination with victories in three states and an apparent win in California, sparing her the embarrassment of a loss after she crossed the 2,383 threshold of necessary delegates. By 11 p.m., with 25 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton was leading Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by about 400,000 votes. During a speech in Brooklyn, Clinton claimed her party's crown and considered the historical significance. Nearly a century after the right of women to vote was recognized,

her victories cap "a long, long journey," she said. “We all owe so much to those who came before, and tonight belongs to all of you.” At Oscar’s Cafe & Bar in Palm Springs, Kathy Sabo, a retired nurse, was brought to tears listening to Clinton discuss her long struggle to “shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling." Sabo said that during her own mother’s lifetime “women didn’t have the vote, and now we have a woman that’s going to be president.” “She knows how to act in a crisis — a family crisis, a world crisis," Sabo added. "And she knows all the players, so she can go to work on day one.” Some booed when Clinton congratulated Sanders on running a strong campaign — to

the chagrin of other Clinton supporters, who called out, “No, no, no boos!” Media outlets began reporting as early as Monday that Clinton had all-but-secured the nomination, at least mathematically. There were signs of both high and low turnout throughout Coachella Valley, but the actual numbers are still coming in. More than 50 people had already voted at the Palm Springs Library by 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Elsewhere, locals walked into middle schools, motels, churches and government buildings to find more volunteers than voters. At polling stations across the desert, however, a similar sentiment was echoed among Please see COACHELLA VALLEY, 7A

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