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Monday political roundtable: Sanders lawsuit, final day to register & a roundup of CA’s ballot

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A supporter at a Sanders campaign rally at California State University, Dominguez Hills on May 17, 2016 in Carson, California. David McNew/Getty Images

Today marks the final day to register to vote in California’s June 7 primary, but some Sanders supporters wants to change that.

Bay Area lawyer William Shipnel has filed a federal lawsuit to extend the voter registration deadline for Californians. He argues there's widespread confusion about the state’s Presidential Primary rules - specifically for independent voters who've declared No Party Preference.

They need to request a partisan ballot if they want to vote for president since their default ballot is non-partisan. KPCC political reporter Mary Plummer walks us through the latest with that lawsuit, LA County’s 2 supervisor seat races and more.

We’ll also get a reset on the week ahead in the presidential campaigns as all eyes turn to California.

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If you have questions about voter registration or about heading to the polls, you can call KPCC's “Human Voter Guide Hotline.” Call or text us their questions: 323-538-5722 (KPCC).


Mary Plummer, KPCC’s senior political reporter and Human Voter Guide; she tweets from @MaryPlummer

John Iadarola, creator and host of the daily infotainment talk show ‘ThinkTank’ along with Hannah Cranston, part of The Young Turks Network; he’s also the main political fill in host for online news show The Young Turks; he tweets @johniadarola

Zach Courser, Research Director of the Dreier Roundtable and visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College; he tweets @zcourser

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