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This Time, The California Primary Counts

Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California. (Photo FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California. (Photo FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

When it comes to state presidential primaries, California is the largest prize, with 172 delegates up for grabs. For many years, the Golden State hasn’t had an impact on the presidential races because the vote happens so late.

This year, California holds its primary on June 7, the final day of primary voting, and it may have a crucial influence. Guy Marzorati, from Here & Now contributor KQED, reports on why California’s primary comes last, and why it could play a pivotal role in selecting the GOP nominee.

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