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Amped up importance of pledged delegates in California Primary




US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (R) and Bernie Sanders participate in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (R) and Bernie Sanders participate in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
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The continued competitiveness between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton has inspired more participation among California Democrats vying to be pledged delegates.

Each congressional district needs a number of delegates chosen to represent their candidate - depending on the results of the June 7 primary - at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.

The deadline to apply to be a Democratic delegate is  coming up on Wednesday, April 13, then on May 1 are caucuses in each district to elect the delegates. (The deadline for Republican delegates is May 31.)

What are pledged delegates anticipating for the coming convention process? 

For a visual breakdown of California’s delegate counts, visit this KQED story.

Guests:

Jessica Levinson, Professor of Law, at Loyola Law School. Her areas of specialty are election law and governance issues; she tweets from @LevinsonJessica

Ulisses Sanchez, Candidate to be a Pledged Delegate for the 34th Congressional District for Hillary Clinton; the 34th includes Boyle Heights, Downtown Los Angeles, Monterey Hills, and more (Representative Xavier Becerra - D)

Nathan Fisher, Candidate to be a Pledged Delegate for the 28th Congressional District for Bernie Sanders; the 28th includes Burbank, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, and more (Representative Adam Schiff - D)

 
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