And congratulations to Hillary Clinton, who, by virtue of proportional delegate allocation, is still leading the Democratic nomination and remains on a historic path to become the first ever female Democratic presidential nominee. Not that you would know it from the media's yawning indifference to her remarkable trailblazing.
As of this writing, at some ungodly hour of the evening, Clinton has a substantial lead in the nonbinding Nebraska primary. Huzzah!
It's nonbinding because of course there was a Nebraska caucus in March, which Sanders won. Something something rigged! Something something undemocratic! Etc.
Turnout for the NE caucuses was about 22k -- Sanders won by 14.— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) May 11, 2016
In tonight's primary it's on pace to be about 70k -- Clinton up 22 points.
In related bloop news [content note: disablist language]:
This seems like the argument for closed primaries. https://t.co/oE96HyjcaE— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) May 11, 2016
And when I say "seems like," I mean "is the exact point that people have been making about who you want choosing the nominee of your party."— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) May 11, 2016
It's a good thing the Democratic primary is effectively over, because this is a perfect example of how open primaries leave lots of room for fuckery, especially when other party's nominating process is over.