How California might have more say in the 2020 presidential race – Orange County Register

California has the most people and more registered voters than any other state, the world’s sixth-largest economy and often, little influence over who Republicans and Democrats nominate for president.

State lawmakers want to change that. As the California State Legislature’s session wound down Friday, Sept. 15, the Assembly voted to move the state’s 2020 primary from June to early March, possibly on “Super Tuesday” when a number of states – 11 in 2016 – hold primaries.

Senate Bill 568 passed the Assembly 55-21 and now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. In May, the Senate voted 32-6 in favor of the bill. A Brown spokesman declined to say whether the governor would sign the legislation, which would place California’s primary on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March.

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