By Associated Press writers CATHERINE LUCEY & LISA LERER
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold his California Primary election night rally in Santa Monica.
The event will be held at the Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave.
According to the Sanders Campaign, the event is closed to the public and available only to ticketed event holders that RSVP via the campaigns website (https://go.berniesanders.com).
Those who receive a ticket are warned not to bring bags and limit personal items to keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Parking will be available only for those who require assisted seating.
The campaign is encouraging the use of taxis, ride-sharing services or the use of a campaign shuttle from the Bundy Expo stop. Shuttles will be available at the west side of the station running to and from the venue from 6 p.m. to Midnight. Alternatively, the walk from the metro is approximately one mile. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The California Primary comes after a strong weekend for Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state won primaries in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico putting her just 23 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to win the nomination, according to an Associated Press count.
Clinton won all seven delegates available in the U.S. Virgin Islands and at least 36 of the 60 delegates available in Puerto Rico.
There are four delegates remaining in Puerto Rico, but they cannot be allocated until the vote count is finished. That won’t happen until Tuesday, because the island’s elections officials took Monday off after counting results until dawn.
Clinton now has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses; Sanders has 1,521.
When including superdelegates, the party insiders who can vote for the candidate of their choice at the party’s summer convention, her lead over Sanders is substantial: 2,360 to 1,567.
AP surveys the superdelegates throughout the primary season to track who they planned to support at the July convention. If a superdelegate tells AP they plan to unequivocally support a candidate at the convention in July, they are added to that candidate’s tally.
Both Clinton and Sanders spent Sunday in California, the biggest prize among the six states voting on Tuesday. Sanders shook hands and stopped for photos during a stroll of more than an hour along the shops, restaurants and amusement park rides of the Santa Monica Pier.
That included a stop at a charity “Pedal on the Pier” fundraiser, where Sanders told people riding on stationary bikes that the U.S. should have “an economy that works for all people, not just the one percent.”
Sanders previously held a rally at Santa Monica High School last month.
Daily Press editor Matthew Hall contributed to this report.