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In California, the most populous state in the US, 415 delegates are at stake in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday. Nearly 40 percent of the state's population is Hispanic, a vital demographic for victory. How do the candidates hope to win the all-important Hispanic vote? FRANCE 24s Terry FitzPatrick, Valerie Defert, and Pierrick Leurent report from California.
“Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” the crowd chants as Senator Bernie Sanders addresses a rally in Santa Ana in California, promising universal healthcare and to rip up President Donald Trumps immigration reform if he wins the White House.
"On day one, we will restore the legal status of the 1.8 million young people and their parents” who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, he says as the mostly young Hispanic crowd breaks out into loud cheers.
“I can see myself in him, like going against the grain, fighting for what he believes in. So I think its that spark that the youth see,” Sanders supporter Nicole Gaspar tells FRANCE 24.