KQED News Special

What a March Primary Could Mean for California

28 min
at 9:30 AM
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California is a state of superlatives: the most people, the biggest economy. But when it comes to influence in presidential primaries, it's been an underachiever. That's about to change: Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill moving the state's June primary elections to early March, starting in 2020. We'll discuss what the change might mean for voter turnout, down-ballot races and third party candidates.

Guests:
Scott Shafer, senior editor, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk
Kim Alexander, president and founder, California Voter Foundation

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