Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down with Times reporter Kate Linthicum for a brief interview Wednesday night before his rally in Lancaster. This transcript of the questions and answers has been lightly edited for clarity.
LAT: A new poll shows you trailing Hillary Clinton by a few percentage points in California. Let’s say you did squeak out a victory here. What would that mean?
Sanders: Right now in terms of pledged delegates, we have about 46%. Now that is a pretty good vote when you consider a lot of the primaries that we have participated in are closed primaries, which means independents are not able to participate.
If we can...