In the wake of her Super Tuesday primary wins in California, New Jersey, South Dakota, and New Mexico, Hillary Clinton triumphantly took the stage at the Brooklyn Navy Yard yesterday to claim victory, telling exultant supporters that her historic win is the continuation of battles started by 19th century women's rights pioneers in Seneca Falls, N.Y. "Tonight caps an amazing journey — a long, long journey,” Clinton said. “We all owe so much to those who came before, and tonight belongs to all of you.

Clinton's bid to be the first woman to win a major party presidential nomination now seems all but assured, and polls show her handily defeating Donald Trump in the general election. "Thanks to you, we've reached a milestone," Clinton told supporters. "Tonight's victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible."

Clinton also signaled her eagerness to unify the Democratic party after a long battle with Bernie Sanders, claiming that their "rigorous debate” had been “very good for the Democratic Party and America." Representatives of both campaigns have reportedly been meeting to discuss party unity.

Sanders won Montana and North Dakota yesterday. Speaking to supporters last night, he seemed reluctant to admit defeat and promised to continue to "fight hard to win" the final primary in the District of Columbia next week. But he also admitted, "I am pretty good in arithmetic, and I know that the fight in front of us is a very, very steep fight. But we will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get."

Clinton has now won a majority of the 4,051 pledged delegates, and claims support from 571 superdelegates, compared to Sanders’s 48. Roughly 100 superdelegates remain uncommitted, and Sanders was banking on a victory in California to help win them over.

Now Sanders plans to lay off at least half of his campaign staff, and has a meeting scheduled with President Obama on Thursday, at the senator's request. And even Mark Ruffalo seems resigned.

Meanwhile, back in Mordor, Trump won California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota, essentially triumphing over no one. He plans to give a speech next week enumerating "all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons," and made an overture to Sanders supporters who feel "left out in the cold by a rigged system."