Hillary Clinton’s campaign hit a patch of turbulence.

After big wins in Florida, Ohio and Arizona in mid-to-late March, she was all set to be crowned the Democrat Party nominee for president.

But socialist Senator Bernie Sanders scuttled those plans by reeling in eight wins in nine contests.

With New York up next, Sanders had a chance to upend Hillary on her home turf, and author the kind of victory that would truly change the trajectory of the Democrat race.

That’s because, although Sanders was winning popular vote contests, he was unable to cut into Hillary’s delegate lead because of superdelegates.

These party insiders, elected officials and establishment elites are free to ignore the popular vote winner in their state and vote for the candidate of their choice.

While the party pitches it as giving everyone a voice, in reality it’s the mean by which the establishment rigs the Democrat nominating contest.

So even though the official delegate counts had Hillary at just around 200 delegates ahead of Sanders, the superdelegates gave her a nearly 700 delegate lead.

A win by Sanders in New York could have pried loose the superdelegates’ commitment to Hillary.

And for a while, it looked like that may happen.

The pre-election polls showed Hillary with a comfortable lead, but political observers were abuzz when the early exit polls showed a race with a low single-digit margin.

Pundits were already writing the story that Hillary belly-flopped on her home turf and that a real opportunity to seize control of the race lay before Sanders.

Why was Hillary struggling?

Her long history of dishonesty, scandal and pandering for votes appeared to have finally caught up with her.

In contest after contest, Bernie Sanders won voters who valued honesty and trustworthiness as the top candidate quality — and by third-world dictator level margins.

Even Democrats who spent the entire decade of the 1990s defending Bill Clinton looked to be growing tired of the daily Clinton lies.

But the Election Day exit polls showing a tight race were wrong.

The race was a blowout, with Hillary stomping Sanders 58% to 42%.

This victory all but put an end to Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Now, his only hope of defeating Clinton rests with an FBI indictment.

And while justice and the rule of law would dictate Hillary face criminal charges, the Obama regime long ago subverted the Department of Justice to the political needs of the Democratic Party.

So the Democrat elite can resume their coronation plans for Hillary.

The only question now is when Bernie Sanders will end his campaign.

Will he take the fight all the way to the convention?

Or will he drop out before the final primaries?