Sunday, September 17, 2017

California approves measure to move presidential primary to March

...If Brown signs the measure, California would likely hold its presidential primaries before spring on Super Tuesday, when several other states hold their votes. That would force candidates to compete in the nation's most populous state early on in the nominating contest.

California's current primary schedule puts the state's voting in June, typically weeks after the eventual Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have rounded up the delegates to secure their name on their party's ticket.

"California is the most populous state in the nation, the most diverse state in the nation and has the largest economy of any state in the nation. And we ought to have a significant say in who the nominees for president are," California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D) told CNN....