has launched Hillary Deathwatch, "a daily update on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Trump keeps up 'low IQ' attack on Maxine Waters GOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone MORE's dwindling chances of winning the Democratic nomination."

The Deathwatch opened Thursday, rating Clinton's nomination chances at 12 percent. Slate will update the Deathwatch daily, taking into account factors such as fundraising, political futures, media coverage, and Scranton, Pa. windchill.

Slate bases its assumption that Clinton's chances are "as good as dead" on "the dual reality that 1) Clinton can't close the pledged-delegate gap and