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March 28 2017, 02:20 | Irvin Gilbert
California Democrats Want To Get Rid Of Superdelegates
Such factors as a noncompetitive Republican presidential primary and The Associated Press call the night before the primary that Hillary Clinton had secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination may have played a role, according to Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst and senior fellow at USC. And former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won a decisive popular-vote victory over Sanders: She bested him by nearly 3.7 million votes. He will be looking to these six states to help him do that.
"We're used to hearing about private fundraisers, not standing in line for hours to catch a glimpse of a candidate at Frank Ogawa Plaza", Roberts said, referring to Sanders' campaign event in downtown Oakland on Memorial Day, which attracted tens of thousands of attendees.
Riverside County voters only gave Harris 29 percent of the vote and Sanchez finished with 19 percent. So far, just over five million votes are accounted for, but eight million total voters were anticipated, according to The Field Poll. "And even in the exit polls that have been done for vote, by mail voters, Clinton is leading among them".
The AP's Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll bristled at the accusations, saying that their survey of superdelegates was "painstaking" and only counted firm commitments.
Padilla said the impact on turnout of the AP report was hard to quantify.
Voters cast their ballots at the South San Francisco Hall during the primary in California on June 7, 2016.
There is some indication of depressed voter turnout.
"Three million people in the state of NY who are independents have lost their right to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary", he said last month. "Which is true: "Trump does indeed have less than the most votes for president in the history of the country.
Although only one statewide initiative appears on the primary ballot, petitioners have turned in signatures for 20 more initiatives they hope to get on the November 8 ballot.
The Field Poll estimated before the election that two-thirds of voters would cast a ballot at an early voting site or by mail.
As of Wednesday afternoon, California's turnout was only 24 percent. While likely more than a million remain to be counted, experts who study turnout say it probably won't match California's record primary participation in 2008. In comparison, presidential primary turnout was a whopping 55.8 percent in 2008.
"It's a disappointing number compared to what I think many people were thinking", said Mindy Romero, director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the University of California, Davis. There was speculation that announcement might hurt turnout, especially among Sanders supporters.