"If it was only right-wing populism, I don't think this race would be close," Bruce Cain, a Stanford professor who reflects the concerns of the San Francisco Democrats, tells the San Francisco Chronicle. "The big question mark is where the Bernie [liberals] go. Are they going to stay home? Are they going to vote in high numbers? Where are the young voters going to go? What level of turnout will you get from the minority voters? Those will all take a lot of work on Hillary Clinton's part."
"My guess is realism is setting, especially on the Republican side, but also for Democrats who didn't like the [new] lines, that the odds were against the lines being overturned" in court, said Bruce Cain, a political scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.