I agree with everything in the article, but think it's missing something crucial: the voter suppression and election fraud. I have no doubt of Sanders' momentum with the public, but there's serious incentive for people who steal elections to do so here, and all the signs that they are.
Exit polls have been suspended in California. This seems very much at odds with having a verified, honest election and this election's crucially important. While not exact, these are reliable enough indicators that large mismatches signify fraud or voting machine malfunction.
California's voting machines are problematic. You'd think a citizen's vote would deserve at least the same security for them to withdraw a hundred bucks at an ATM, but instead, these machines are leaving the door to vote theft wide open.
As has been the case across the country, voter's registrations have been altered without their knowledge, and people who've been registered Democrats for decades have been tampered with to list them as Republican or Independent, which in states like California either denies them voting or makes it uncertain their vote will be counted. The enemies of democracy are not asleep at the switch here.
I am deeply concerned that not enough is being done to challenge these flaws in the system, and this system has been flawed for decades. We've getting pro-corporate candidates almost entirely from both of the two parties, not representation of the people. California is decisive to this election, there's lots of evidence of bad faith in this process, and there couldn't be more incentive for bad actors to steal the primary in California and use it to create a false sense of legitimacy around the most sold-out and corrupt crony-capitalist warhawk candidate in the running.
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything", said Joseph Stalin, and we're not effective if we ignore that.
It's important to get out the vote, and to scrutinize how those votes are counted, and go the distance if there's any failing of democracy. This is isn't just about Bernie Sanders, but also the honest enfranchisement of every citizen. We're dealing with corrupt, deceitful oligarchs here, and as Frederick Douglass observed, power never concedes willingly.