John D. Rockefeller IV

As the campaign nears the end, Bernie Sanders talks about his mission and goals

As the campaign nears the end, Bernie Sanders talks about his mission and goals

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...

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