California's presidential nomination power play

The Democrats who run the nation's largest state are tired of being ignored in the presidential nomination process.  They want to be able to swing a lot more weight in the Democratic Party's choice of candidates.  And they want to swing it in the 2020 race.  If they succeed, they will help pull the national party even farther to the left. Gabriel Sites and Gabriel DeBenedetti of Politico write: California is pushing forward with a plan to change the state's primary date from June to March, a move that could scramble the 2020 presidential nominating contest and swing the early weight of the campaign to the West. If adopted by the legislature this week – as is widely expected – and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, the early primary would allocate California's massive haul of delegates just after the nation's first contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. This would immediately favor two...(Read Full Post)