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California says independents can vote in Democrats’ 2020 primary, but not Republicans’

Secretary of State Alex Padilla discusses a proposed constitutional amendment to allow parolees to vote as the amendment's author, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, right, looks on during a news conference at the Capitol, Monday Jan. 28, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Secretary of State Alex Padilla discusses a proposed constitutional amendment to allow parolees to vote as the amendment’s author, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, right, looks on during a news conference at the Capitol, Monday Jan. 28, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. … more

Associated Press – October 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s more than 5.6 million independent voters will be allowed to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, but not in the Republican contest, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday.

The two parties have used a similar setup in recent presidential primaries.

The state’s presidential primary will be held on March 3, 2020, known as “Super Tuesday,” because of the large number of state contests that day. California is one of the biggest prizes, offering nearly 500 delegates in the Democratic nominating contest.  More…

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