Primary Takeaways: Democracy Is Alive and Well in California Mark Baldassare July 14 2018 Highest turnout for a gubernatorial primary since 2000, surging independent voter participation, and diverse statewide candidates—democracy is alive and well in California.
Funding Measures and the June Ballot Patrick Murphy, Radhika Mehlotra, Jennifer Paluch June 11 2018 In the June primary, Californians voted on a variety of measures ranging from parcel taxes to bridge tolls to cannabis taxes—and most of them passed.
Will California’s Red Districts Turn Blue in November? Eric McGhee June 7 2018 The primary results offer some insight into how Californians will vote in the general election, but whether Democrats can turn Republican-held districts blue remains to be seen.
A Preview of the California Governor’s Election Mark Baldassare June 6 2018 California’s next governor will be either Gavin Newsom or John Cox—what draws voters to these candidates?
Commentary: California’s Top-Two Primary, Explained Eric McGhee June 6 2018 The California governor’s race and all its key House races will feature a Democrat against a Republican in the fall campaign. What would normally be an unremarkable statement counts as breaking news for California.