‘Struggle continues’: Sanders speaks to emotional CA rally after primary vote (VIDEO)

Hillary Clinton claiming the Democratic presidential nomination hasn’t put off Bernie Sanders. He addressed an emotional crowd in California as polls closed, vowing to continue the struggle to create a government that "works for everyone, not just 1 percent."

Thousands of Bernie Sanders’ supporters gathered at the rally in Santa Monica, California, cheering him after the showdown with Clinton at polls in the Golden State.

"Democracy is not about billionaires buying elections… we will end a broken criminal justice system. And we will break up the major banks on Wall Street," the senator said, as the huge crowd erupted in cheers and applause

“We will bring about real immigration reform and a path toward citizenship. And we will tell the billionaire class and corporate America that they WILL start paying their fair share of taxes," he stated, adding: “together we know what our job is. And that is to bring the American people together to create a government that works for us, not the 1 percent.”

"We will not allow right-wing Republicans to control our government. And that is especially true with Donald Trump as the Republican candidate. The American people in my view will never support a candidate whose major theme is bigotry, who insults Mexicans, who insults Muslims, and women, and African Americans," Sanders said.

But many were disappointed by Sanders' defeat to Clinton to the point they began chanting “bullshit” and “Bernie or bust” when the results in the California primary came to be announced on screen during the Tuesday rally.

The former first lady and secretary of state celebrated her victory in the nominating race over Sanders with supporters in Brooklyn. With about one-third of the votes counted in California, Clinton held a wide 20-percentage-point lead over Sanders, Reuters reported.

Sanders however promised to "continue the fight in the last primary" next Tuesday, however.

“We are going, we are going, we are going to fight hard, we are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, DC. And then we take our fight for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!" the 74-year-old politician has vowed.

“I am pretty good at 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," Sanders said.

Sanders' supporters went ballistic over NBC News, the Associated Press and other MSM rushing to declare the race officially over weeks before superdelegates have actually cast their vote.

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Sanders remained upbeat and undaunted by the task ahead of his campaign, despite the odds against its success.

“Tonight I had a very kind call from President Obama and I look forward to working with him to ensure that we move this country forward. And tonight, I had a very gracious call from Secretary Clinton and congratulated her on her victories tonight. Our fight is to transform our country and to understand that we are in this together. To understand that all of what we believe is what the majority of the American people believe. And to understand that the struggle continues," Sanders told his supporters.