1944 United States presidential election in California
In the 1944 United States presidential election, California voted for the Democratic incumbent, Franklin Roosevelt, in a landslide over the Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey
2016 California Democratic primary
The 2016 California Democratic presidential primary was held on June 7 in the U. S. state of California as one of the Democratic Party's primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The Democratic Party's primaries in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota were held the same day, as were Republican primaries in the same five states. Additionally, the Democratic Party held. Clinton won the California primary, after Bernie Sanders had made a serious play for the state and barnstormed it before election day. Sanders was behind in the overall race by the time California voted, it would have been hard for him to win the nomination by that point unless he persuaded Superdelegates to switch their support to him at the convention, he hoped. He rallied large numbers of supporters across the state, but in the end his barnstorming did not prevail, with Clinton winning by seven points, she won in all the major cities: Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego. After Sanders' disappointing loss, Rose Kapolczynski, an advisor to Barbara Boxer, described the primary results: "You can have a lot of excitement and a compelling message and inspire people, but if they don’t show up to vote, it doesn’t matter.
Sanders did have impressive rallies all over the state, but were those people turning around and calling their neighbors and taking action to get other people to vote for Sanders?"For her part, Clinton had campaigned aggressively for the state's diverse electorate, with Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese-language ads being aired by her campaign on the airwaves and on TV to make a play for both Latino and Asian American voters. Clinton was declared the presumptive winner of the democratic nomination by multiple news outlets on June 6, the night before the California primary, she had not had enough delegates, the declaration that she had clinched the nomination was based on a survey of superdelegates, not on votes. This announcement being made the night before a primary as large as California's was considered controversial, may or may not have affected voter turnout the next day
United States presidential election
The election of president and vice president of the United States is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U. S. states or in Washington, D. C. cast ballots not directly for those offices, but instead for members of the U. S. Electoral College, known as electors; these electors in turn cast direct votes, known as electoral votes, for president, for vice president. The candidate who receives an absolute majority of electoral votes is elected to that office. If no candidate receives an absolute majority of the votes for President, the House of Representatives chooses the winner; the Electoral College and its procedure are established in the U. S. Constitution by Article II, Section 1, Clauses 2 and 4. Under Clause 2, each of the states casts as many electoral votes as the total number of its Senators and Representatives in Congress, per the Twenty-third Amendment ratified in 1961, Washington, D. C. casts the same number of electoral votes as the least-represented state, three.
Under Clause 2, the manner for choosing electors is determined by each state legislature, not directly by the federal government. Many state legislatures selected their electors directly, but over time all of them switched to using the popular vote to help determine electors, which persists today. Once chosen, electors cast their electoral votes for the candidate who won the plurality in their state, but at least 21 states do not have provisions that address this behavior. In modern times and unpledged electors have not affected the ultimate outcome of an election, so the results can be determined based on the state-by-state popular vote. Presidential elections occur quadrennially with registered voters casting their ballots on Election Day, which since 1845 has been the first Tuesday after November 1; this date coincides with the general elections of various other federal and local races. The Electoral College electors formally cast their electoral votes on the first Monday after December 12 at their respective state capitals.
Congress certifies the results in early January, the presidential term begins on Inauguration Day, which since the passage of the Twentieth Amendment has been set at January 20. The nomination process, consisting of the primary elections and caucuses and the nominating conventions, was not specified in the Constitution, but was developed over time by the states and political parties; these primary elections are held between January and June before the general election in November, while the nominating conventions are held in the summer. Though not codified by law, political parties follow an indirect election process, where voters in the 50 U. S. states, Washington, D. C. and U. S. territories, cast ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who in turn elect their party's presidential nominee. Each party may choose a vice presidential running mate to join the ticket, either determined by choice of the nominee or by a second round of voting; because of changes to national campaign finance laws since the 1970s regarding the disclosure of contributions for federal campaigns, presidential candidates from the major political parties declare their intentions to run as early as the spring of the previous calendar year before the election.
Article Two of the United States Constitution established the method of presidential elections, including the Electoral College. This was a result of a compromise between those constitutional framers who wanted the Congress to choose the president, those who preferred a national popular vote; each state is allocated a number of electors, equal to the size of its delegation in both houses of Congress combined. With the ratification of the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution in 1961, the District of Columbia is granted a number of electors, equal to the number of those held by the least populous state. However, U. S. territories are not represented in the Electoral College. Constitutionally, the manner for choosing electors is determined within each state by its legislature. During the first presidential election in 1789, only six of the 13 original states chose electors by any form of popular vote. Throughout the years, the states began conducting popular elections to choose their slate of electors.
In 1800, only five of the 16 states chose electors by a popular vote. This gradual movement toward greater democratization coincided with a gradual decrease in property restrictions for the franchise. By 1840, only one of the 26 states still selected electors by the state legislature. Under the original system established by Article Two, electors could cast two votes to two different candidates for president; the candidate with the highest number of votes became the president, the sec
2008 California Democratic primary
The 2008 California Democratic primary took place on February 5, 2008 known as Super Tuesday. California was dubbed the "Big Enchilada" by the media because it offers the most delegates out of any other delegation. Hillary Clinton won the primary. In the primary, 370 of California's 441 delegates to the Democratic National Convention were selected. Of these delegates, 241 were awarded at the congressional district level, the remaining 129 were awarded to the statewide winner; the remaining delegates were superdelegates not obligated to vote for any candidate at the convention. Candidates were required to receive at least 15% of either the district or statewide vote to receive any delegates. Registered Democrats and Decline to State voters were eligible to vote; the latest six polls were averaged. A Turnout information is not available. There were a total of 6,749,406 eligible registered voters registered with the Democratic Party and 3,043,164 who declined to state. California Republican primary, 2008 California state elections, February 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008 United States presidential election in California, 2008
2004 California Democratic primary
The California Democratic primary, 2004 was held on March 2, 2004, the same day as the Republican primary. Senator John Kerry overwhelmingly won the primary over rivals Senator John Edwards, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Reverend Al Sharpton; the primary was open to unaffiliated voters. 440 delegates were with 370 tied to the March primary. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts Senator John Edwards of North Carolina Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio Reverend Al Sharpton of New York Governor Howard Dean of Vermont Dropped out on February 17, 2004 NATO Commander Wesley Clark of Arkansas Dropped out on February 11, 2004 Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut Dropped out on February 3, 2004 Congressman Richard Gephardt of Missouri Dropped out on January 20, 2004 Senator Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois Dropped out on January 15, 2004 With the Wisconsin Primary results which pitted John Kerry and John Edwards in a close fight and Dean's withdrawal from the race, the campaign moved to Super Tuesday Contests.
California shared its primary with 9 other states including New York and Ohio who placed their primaries on March 2, 2004 or Super Tuesday. For months Governor Dean had been leading in California, but since he's fall and Kerry's rise, polls in California were mixed. However, when Dean exited the race polls showed Kerry with over 2:1 leads over contender John Edwards. Following victories in Idaho Utah and Hawaii, Kerry moved into Super Tuesday Contests swiftly and with major momentum. With polls showing him ahead in big Super Tuesday states such as California, New York, Ohio, Kerry was positive on big wins in all three. However, Kerry campaigned hard in the Golden State to and didn't take competition from Edwards and Kucinich lightly; the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Senator had spent 5 additional days in the state than any other candidate competing in the state as well as the fact that Kerry has increased State Staffers by 25 and increased Volunteer Numbers by hundreds in mid-February to ensure a sweep through the California Primary.
John Edwards, having come out with a strong second place showing in Wisconsin, claimed significant momentum heading into California and other Super Tuesday Nominating Contests on the same day. Edwards, not having as much popularity out west as in the Rust Belt and Mid-West, did not focus on California until his unexpected final surge in Wisconsin, beating one-time California and National Front-Runner Howard Dean. Edwards sent Elizabeth Edwards out west to help campaign as well as opened Campaign offices across the state in a last-ditch effort for a final surge; when the Democrats debated on February 26, 2004 in Los Angeles Edwards hoped to score points by attacking John Kerry like in the New York Debate. However, by the time of the Debate, Kerry was ahead of Edwards by 40 points. Source USA ELECTION POLLS Source CNN EXIT POLLING On Super Tuesday, Kerry swept all the primaries and won the nomination the next day, he won California by a landslide. He won with nearly 65% of the vote, including every county in the state and every congressional district with over 60% except California's 2nd congressional district.
Kerry's only legit opponent left, John Edwards received under 20% of the vote, insuring his major defeat. California Republican primary, 2004 Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2004 United States presidential election in California, 2004
1900 United States presidential election in California
In the 1900 United States presidential election, California voted for the Republican incumbent, William McKinley, in a landslide over the Democratic challenger, Nebraska representative and 1896 nominee William Jennings Bryan