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Q Is this year?s presidential primary season earlier than in previous elections? California was among several states in a recent ?Super Tuesday? run-off. Yet we remember, because of the assassination of Robert Kennedy, that the California primary used to be held in June.

A Jim Robb, American government teacher at Hillsboro High School, says the appearance of an early primary season is because California and a few other states simply moved their primaries to an early date. Most state primaries have maintained their traditional schedule. Why did California change? ?It was an attempt, because of the number of delegate votes that they would have, to have more influence on the nomination,? he said. ?It was an out-and-out attempt to try and influence things earlier.?

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