The timing meant California voters could help select the Democratic nominee before the national primary ceased to be competitive.
And it shows us that much more needs to be done to encourage and support voter turnout.
Further, turnout was the second highest primary turnout California has seen in the past 38 years.
However, voters of color and young people did not see the same increase in eligible turnout that the general population experienced.
Latinos comprise 30.9% of the state’s eligible voter population, but only 19% cast primary ballots, a decrease from 19.8% in 2016.