Both California Legislative Chambers Pass Bills for Earlier Presidential Primary

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Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Two separate proposals to move up California's presidential primary passed in their respective legislative bodies on Thursday. Supporters of the March primary argue the earlier date would increase California's influence and galvanize the electorate to vote. Critics say an earlier primary wouldn't necessarily motivate people to vote and that the biggest impact would be increased business for political fundraisers and consultants. We'll get an update on the proposals from KQED's Sacramento politics and government reporter Katie Orr.


Katie Orr, Sacramento Politics and Government Reporter, KQED