LA JOLLA, Calif. — UCSD students gathered Thursday to discuss the power of their votes and how to spread their influence ahead of California’s presidential primary election in June.
California’s late primary election date — June 7 — normally has no effect on the outcome of a primary race but this year, for the first time in 44 years, the Golden State could hold the deciding votes.
“Hillary has won certain counties based on a coin toss or a card. It’s insane how much the votes are actually starting to matter,” said Stephanie Perera, a UCSD student.
Former Assembly Speaker John Perez hosted the gathering during which professors and politicians fired up students and explained the rules.
Perez, a Democratic superdelegate, was impressed to see such a solid turn out.
“California will most likely determine the Republican primary it remains to be seen what will happen in the Democratic race,” said Perez.