California moves presidential primary to March

California will move its primary elections from June to March under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday that seeks to maximize the state’s relevance in presidential primaries.

The law takes effect in 2019 and means California’s next presidential primary will be on March 3, 2020 — Super Tuesday — just after Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina head to the polls and on the same day as some Southern states like Texas and Virginia.

The move by California lawmakers is intended to increase the state’s impact in selecting the presidential nominee by making the state one of the first to vote, versus one of the last.

Source: California moves presidential primary from June to March – San Francisco Chronicle

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