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GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago April 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Saturday, April 30 2016 April 30, 2016 8:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

BURLINGAME, Calif. - The prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in California has scrambled political fault lines among Republicans in the Golden State and made the June 7 primary difficult to predict.

The state's GOP presidential primaries are typically low-profile affairs, occurring after the party nomination has been clinched. And California Republicans have long been riven between Republicans centrists and those farther to the right.

But 2016 is no typical campaign year. Trump's potential win has forged unexpected alliances that have blurred longstanding divisions. Now, California's upcoming primary will be the first time in memory that the state's unusual system of parceling out delegates could decide a presidential nomination.

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