SAN FRANCISCO – California is no longer a political trivial matter.
The continuous blue state has existed since George H.W. Bush won here over 30 years ago. And in the last election cycles, the nomination competitions in the Golden State were boring.
Since the Democrats have decided to prioritize their primaries from early June to 3 March, the "Super Tuesday" election day, when voters are in the year 12 Other states and Democrats who live abroad give Also cast off ̵
"With the move to March, we have not only made California more relevant, but also extremely relevant," said State Secretary Alex Padilla of California said TODAY when the California Democratic Party convention began on Friday. "This means that candidates are not just coming here to raise money, they are actually coming to speak to Californian voters."
Senator Bernie Sanders delivers a speech during his rally at the Convention Center in Pasadena, California, USA on May 31, 2019. Bernie Sanders aspires to become Democratic Party candidate for the US Presidential Election 2020. (Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT, EPA-EFE)
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Indeed, this weekend is me As half of the nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates come to California for 2020, to bring to justice liberal activists and party specialists at the congress and in other forums sponsored by leftists. crooked groups and unions.
This flood of White House hopes is good news for the Californian Democrats who saw democratic presidential candidates plunge into the state for fundraising for big bucks in Silicon Valley and Hollywood during the last election cycles Little effort was made in the public relations of the voters.
But California's new position, according to political analysts, could upset the strategy of campaigns where they spend their time and money. For the first time, Californians and voters in Texas, the UK's most populous state, will hold their primaries the same day.
"California moves to the forefront of the pack, rather than where it used to be, influencing the candidates' election campaign," said James Demers, a Democratic strategist in New Hampshire. "You have to go to the first countries first, but this time you have to have some significant resources in California and in Texas. You can not shop in a place like New Hampshire and Iowa. You have to start a campaign very early. "
California MP Buffy Wicks said the change in California means the candidates can survive the first four races without necessarily winning. Wicks was a key advisor to President Barack Obama's two White House runs and is now advising Sen. Kamala Harris, a Californian Democrat.
"I think you still have to do well in the first four races, but I do not think that's the case. If you do not win, you'll be disqualified," Wicks said.
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With the postal ballot provisions, Californian voters can begin voting on February 3, the same day as Iowa's, first-in-the-nation caucuses. Sixty-five percent of Californians in 2018 have since given their first ballots.
Why the First States Are Important
The earliest constituency states, notably Iowa and New Hampshire, have served as balancing players in the past. Shoe-leather politics and relatively cheap television and radio advertising made them an area where an outsider candidate could be on the same footing with rivals with deep pockets.
But voters in some of the more populous states have long complained about the heightened status of Iowa and New Hampshire finding that states barely reflect the nation's diversity. Historically, the population of the states has been less ethnically diverse, with lower unemployment and more married couples than the rest of the country.
Similar arguments could be made to suggest that California is located further to the left of the rest of the country on immigration, climate and cultural issues.
However, some voters pushed back against the term, suggesting that the state is actually a state leader.
"The rest of the country expects California to be a progressive state," said Maricela Gutierrez, director of an agency in San Jose that works with immigrants, after a forum in Pasadena in which four Democratic candidates presented their options Ambitions for a reform of immigration.
Migration rights activists cheer as democratic presidents Candidates for migration rights speak at the "Unity Freedom Presidential Forum" in Pasedena, California on May 31, 2019. – Democrats, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee attended the event. (Photo: MARK RALSTON, AFP / Getty Images)
Dennis Goldford, a political scientist at Drake University in Iowa, said California's move could create momentum for the former constituents of Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada South Carolina would meet "Take the Nomination" and give California – which sent 475 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in 2016 – the chance to "get it out of the park".
"What states have been doing for years to mitigate that." The influence of the caucuses is to push their primaries, "Goldford said. "The irony is that it does not dampen the caucuses but reinforces them, so if states are really quick to follow Iowa, that's what they do to protect the 'winners' … from one in-depth and comprehensive testing, and it hurts the losers because they have less time to recover from a poor performance. "
Dan Schnur, who served as the communications director of former California governor Pete Wilson and John McCain's presidential campaign in 2000 doubted that California would turn out to be a hot race, the state with nearly 40 million inhabitants and three of the largest media markets in the country will make it prohibitively expensive for all but a few candidates.
And the state is not a jack-of-all-trades, which means that the delegates are divided on the basis of quotas on the percentage of votes they have received.
"This step h at California in the nomination process did not turn into a 900-pound gorilla, "said Cord.
Candidates put up their seats.
The cattle call this weekend revolves around the theme of the National Assembly, where 3,400 country representatives will elect the next chairman of the state party. Former chairman Eric Bauman resigned in November, weeks after being exposed to allegations he had drunk at work and sexually molested and abused employees. The State party is facing three lawsuits related to Bauman's alleged behavior.
However, the controversy was overshadowed by the number of candidates seeking to recruit the Californians.
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Four candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, former Housing and Urban Development Director Julian Castro and Washington Go Jay Inslee Held in Pasadena on Friday to introduce their vision to immigration activists.
Harris was the featured guest at a scheduled parenting event on Friday night. On the eve of the convention, she also announced that she had sealed the approval of 33 Democratic members of the state assembly, including spokesman Anthony Rendon.
Six Candidates – Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former MPs Beto O'Rourke, Harris and Sanders – will be at a breakfast meeting on Saturday five minutes ahead of Service Employees International Union chat about how they would work for working people. 19659003] Eight contestants – Booker, Castro, Harris, Klobuchar, O'Rourke, Sanders, Warren, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – were invited to speak to the liberal group MoveOn on Saturday afternoon.
Sanders Announced Eight Election Campaigns on Friday The core of his California mission is expected to hold a rally in San Jose on Saturday night. Buttigieg plans to travel to Fresno on Monday to attend a city hall hosted by MSNBC.
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper plans to visit the church in Oakland on Sunday in a predominantly African-American church before his visit to California ends
Padilla, the California Secretary of State, said there were signs that the attempt to promote state elementary education is provoking excitement in California. More than 20 million people in the state are now registered to vote, with the majority being Democrats or non-party members. "We're seeing a new energy," said Padilla. "More than 6,500 people crowded in." On a spotty football field on the campus of Laney College, Warren spoke on Friday evening in front of a town hall, which had originally been billed as City Hall.
The amount, some of which had traveled with elaborate picnics and Chardonnay bottles, was so unexpectedly large that Warren nullified the question-and-answer format. Instead, she held a tailwind from a speech criticizing the influence of Washington corporations, criticizing Trump's proposed border wall as hateful, and putting forward her plan to levy a new tax on mega for free tuition, general childcare and other programs-millionaires.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, MEP Eric Swalwell, Hickenlooper and former MP John Delaney, all of whom have been elected in the lower half of the Democratic hopefuls, will also speak in front of the Convention this weekend.
Where is Biden?
Remarkably, former Vice President Joe Biden, who according to opinion polls is national and Californian in the lead, is missing.
But Biden, speaking on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, about the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, has drawn attention to California at an early age
Last month he traveled to Los Angeles for a fundraiser and wooed the mayor Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, who has not supported a candidate, at a taco lunch.
Jamal Brown, a national press officer for Biden, said senior election officials were sent to the California Assembly to discuss the former vice president's offer with delegates and other participants.
"In the coming weeks, Vice President Biden is looking forward to returning to California with the voters, learning first-hand about their concerns, and ultimately competing strongly in the state," said Brown.
Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker, acting chairman of the California Democratic Party, said that Biden called her on Wednesday to express his regret, not
she said she told Biden that she hoped "him in November "if the State party is to hold a candidate forum.
"He said, 'Oh no, we'll see you way before November,' she said.
Post: Chris Woodyard in Pasadena, California.
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