WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is ready to savor this moment, sailing into the last big round of primaries as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
Bernie Sanders isn't quite ready to go there, still hoping for a late, improbable course correction in the political passageways of 2016.
Donald Trump is eager to take another victory lap after a bumpy turn as the presumptive GOP nominee.
With the two parties' presumptive nominees set, voters in six states belatedly get to add their voices to the presidential race on Tuesday. King among them: California and its massive haul of 175 Republican and 475 Democratic delegates.
Clinton crossed the magic delegate threshold on the eve of Tuesday's coast-to-coast vote, pointing her toward a place in history as the first woman to become the presumptive nominee of a major presidential party.
Political mathletes get to stand down after Tuesday's contests and the final Democratic primary on June 14 in the District of Columbia.
Clinton and Sanders are poised to split the 694 Democratic delegates up for grabs in New Jersey, California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. The District of Columbia, which offers 20 delegates, is the last to vote.
Both tried to preserve a veneer of suspense headed into the latest round of voting: Clinton said she was on the brink of a "historic, unprecedented moment" but there was still work to do in six states voting Tuesday.
Sanders made no mention of Clinton's victory as his spokesman vowed that the campaign would work to convince superdelegates backing Clinton to change their minds and support the Vermont senator.
On the Republican side? That's all, folks.
The ferocious 17-way battle for the GOP nomination ends quietly Tuesday with the contest's final votes. Republicans vote in five states (there's no GOP contest in North Dakota).
Technically, it's still not over on either side. Neither Clinton nor Trump will be their parties' official nominees until the formalities of the delegate votes at the parties' national conventions.
WHY IT MATTERS FOR CLINTON
The one-two punch of clinching the nomination and wrapping up the last big round of primaries gives Clinton an opportunity to stand before the nation as a woman in full — ready to embrace the historic nature of her candidacy and to demonstrate her determination to stand fast against the turbulent forces that have propelled Trump's candidacy through the primaries.
The math: Clinton enters Tuesday's voting right at the magic number of 2,383 delegates. That includes 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses, and the support of 571 superdelegates.
Adding a nice bit of political theater to the day, Tuesday is the anniversary of Clinton's 2008 speech in which she conceded the primary to then-Sen. Barack Obama — and declared that her campaign had put "18 million cracks" in "that highest, hardest glass ceiling."
Becoming the presumptive nominee opens the gates to overt help from Obama: The White House said Monday that he's expected to endorse his former secretary of state in coming days and to join her soon at a joint appearance.
WHY IT MATTERS FOR TRUMP
The contests Tuesday give the billionaire mogul a high-profile way to override several difficult days in which members of his own party have nearly unanimously ordered him to cease his criticism of an American judge based on the jurist's ethnicity.