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Big push for early primary in 2020

May 1, 2017 - The San Francisco Chronicle

California is once again looking to move its June presidential primary to an earlier - and, it is hoped, more influential - date in the 2020 election season.

The reasoning is simple. In most years, the race for the presidential nomination is all but over by the time Californians vote. A move to March, or even earlier, would force candidates to pay more attention to the state and its concerns.

"You don't have to look farther than 2016 to see that California is an afterthought for pres

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