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Fri May 5, 2017, 10:29 PM

California lawmakers vote for earlier primary elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California may hold its presidential primary elections three months earlier after lawmakers passed bills Thursday to increase the influence of the nation's most populous and diverse state.

Supporters of the bills say the state's June primary doesn't give California voters enough say in who becomes president because it occurs so late on the calendar. The state's 2016 primary occurred after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had already become the presumptive nominees for Republican and Democratic parties.

An earlier primary would give Californians greater influence in the nomination decisions, said Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, who authored the Assembly bill.

"California has largely been a non-factor when it comes to selecting candidates," the San Francisco-area Democrat said. "AB84 will enable more Californians to be politically relevant in presidential election cycles."

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PoliticAverse May 2017 OP
still_one May 2017 #1
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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:34 PM

1. I agree. Make it either Super Tuesday, or on the same day when New York has their primary

There is no excuse that a state as large as California, who contributes so much to the country should be one of the last primaries held

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Fri May 5, 2017, 10:54 PM

2. Good. nt

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Fri May 5, 2017, 11:46 PM

3. Sounds good to me!

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:53 PM

4. WOW! Are you a mind reader?

I asked my family why CA is so late and others are so early and they told me that's how it has been for a long time ( we moved to San Diego from PA in 1983). I hope this goes through). This state is very influential yet New Hampshire (I think) etc. are the determining states early in the primaries. It never made sense to me and still doesn't. Thanks for posting.

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