Let's face it a ton of politicians use money to try to win over supporters. However, Maxine Waters says because California has many donors and donations to give that the state should have a higher hand in the primary process.
Maxine Waters exclaims, "We have candidates who fly out to Los Angeles from everywhere to raise money. You would have two, three, four at a time in Beverly Hills having dinners and some of our contributors, who are very rich, were holding fancy parties, trying to accommodate the requests for donations and contributions. The thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say.”
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“Candidates will not be able to ignore the largest, most diverse state in the nation as they seek our country’s highest office,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said at the time, according to NPR. “California has been a leader time and time again on the most important issues facing our country — including immigration, education, and the environment.”
He added that the date change would “help ensure that issues important to Californians are prioritized by presidential candidates from all political parties.”
Last year, state Democratic Party spokesman Roger Salazar told Fox News that the earlier primary would also help California pull the national party in a more progressive direction.
“The Democratic electorate [in California] is much more progressive than almost any state,” Salazar said at the time. “All of that is going to help bring up some of the core issues Californians care about.”
He listed the environment, health care, immigration and economic injustice as top issues among California Democrats.
That may explain why progressive candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., leads in four major California polls, according to Politico.
Just because your state has a ton of wealthy donors doesn't mean you should run the show. Plus, the state is huge! What does she expect? Maybe once the election is done it will help eliminate all these fake candidates so Trump can continue working for the well being of our country.