Ballot shakeup in California among Tuesday's political flashpoints
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June 5th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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Ballot shakeup in California among Tuesday's political flashpoints

Washington (CNN) - Voters in California accustomed to casting ballots in party primaries will see something very different on Tuesday: All candidates, regardless of affiliation, will compete in the same preliminary contest, with the top two finishers moving on to compete in the general election.

California is one of five states holding primaries Tuesday. Others include an intra-party fight in New Jersey that pits President Barack Obama against former President Bill Clinton and a fight for the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Residents of two other states - Montana and South Dakota - will also vote Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • California • New Jersey • New Mexico
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  1. Regina Sheridan

    all this on Romney and obama I think Mitt Romney should be president and not obama obama is too haughty,
    and he is doing lots of things that are wrong and immoral and he is too corrupt we need a president who believes in the Bible and follows Abraham Lncolons example and cares about the countrys morals The president and all civic leade4rs need to run the country based on the Bible Romney is for the right things I heard alot of Bishops in the Churches say obama was the president of The Apocalypse in the Bible, and all who are Christians, I heard it was a mortal sin to vote for obama he is doing more bad things hes even threatening to take away medicare disabled and sick are being mistreated by unjust laws i vote for Mitt Romey if obama gets relelected the usa wil be doomed. I think.
    the USA needs a president to help the coultry to grow spiritually and morally.

    June 5, 2012 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  2. ClemVinson

    What??? I know its Jersey and all, but did I read that right? They are having a primary between President Obama and Former President Clinton? Huh?? Clinton is not even eligible to run again, and Obama is the unchallenged democratic candidate. What are they doing? This is either inaccurate, or jersey has reached a new political low...

    June 5, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |