Want to win an election on a non-voting day? There’s an AP for that. The election of the first woman in U.S. history to lead a major party’s presidential ticket was announced in historical fashion. Historically weird. On the eve of a primary when California’s Dems thought their vote might actually count for something, the AP declared that Hillary Clinton had the votes, delegates, Super Delegates and whatever else she needed to secure the top spot on her party’s ticket. The news came out at night on Monday when no one was expecting it. James Corden wouldn’t do Car Karaoke in that time slot. While there will be much debate about whether the AP called the race too early, the bigger issue is that our vote and delegate system is so perplexing that you can get a win on a day without a contest.

+ Newshour: How does the AP count delegates to arrive at Clinton’s win?

+ The Atlantic is blogging the latest primary updates from California and five other states. I voted this morning and it felt a little weird to be casting my vote in the tech capital of the world with a marker. Although, I suppose that in this particular election, it might have made more sense to use a crayon.

+ And Paul Ryan chimed in on Donald Trump’s controversial comments about judges: “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment.” That made me feel even better about yesterday’s top story where I explained why journalistic bias is not only OK, it’s often required.