Not registered to vote? You’re in luck! This is one of the states that allows you to register AND vote on Election Day at your nearest town or city clerk’s office. Bring ID and wear a mask, and don’t forget to VOTE!

Presidential Race 2020

This is a dark Blue state, strongly Democratic. Hillary Clinton won this state in 2016 with 30% more votes than Donald Trump. It is almost impossible for Joe Biden to lose here in 2020.

stateVoted_for_Trump 2016Voted_for_Clinton 2016Did_Not_Vote
California4,483,8108,753,788 10,923,249
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016
Californiahe lost1,897,000 2,022,572
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016, Table 4c

This means, because of the electoral system that we have, that your vote, if you live in California, is not as crucial to the final outcome as it would be if you lived in a “battleground” state like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa or Florida.

HOWEVER, President Trump has refused to say that he will honor the results of this election, has claimed there will be widespread fraud and cheating, and has threatened to challenge the results in court. THEREFORE, every vote really does matter, even in California, to ensure that Trump loses by a very large margin across the whole country and cannot therefore reject the results.

Please consider this when deciding whether to vote in this election against Trump (by voting for Biden) or not (by voting third party or not at all). Your vote really does count in this, of all elections, even if you don’t live in a “battleground” state.

Register to vote:

CaliforniaOct. 19Oct. 19Nov. 3

Vote by mail:

CaliforniaAll mailNovember 3

Vote in person:

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AND, your most powerful contribution to this election may not be your own vote, but the vote of a friend, relative, colleague, former neighbor, or somebody else you know who does live in a “battleground” state. You may be the one person who can convince that person to vote, and to vote for our survival, at this election.

Click here for more ideas and help in convincing a friend or relative to vote.

Senate Race 2020

There are no Senate seats up for election in California this year. Next up will be Kamala Harris’ seat in 2022. If she becomes Vice President in the meantime, the Governor of California will appoint an interim Senator to serve in that seat for the remainder of the term.

House Races

The best we can hope for in 2020 at the Presidential and Senate levels is to get rid of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell so that we will at least survive the next four years. But in the medium term, we need to elect politicians who support the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, the Nuclear Ban Treaty and other real, sustainable solutions to the global threats facing us all.

Luckily, we already have over 100 such politicians in the House of Representatives. We need to make sure they get re-elected, and we need to elect more of them!

If you live in US Congressional District 53, you have an opportunity at this election to vote for a new progressive candidate for the House of Representatives, Georgette Gomez!

California District 53 – Georgette Gomez for US Congress

Georgette is an advocate for universal healthcare, a Green New Deal, gun safety laws, affordable housing, economic equity, criminal justice reform and defending immigrants and refugees.

And if you live in one of these other US Congressional Districts, you have an incumbent Democrat who is already a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to support for re-election!

District 2 – Huffman

District 11 – DeSaulnier

District 13 – Barbara Lee

District 17 – Ro Khanna

District 19 – Lofgren

District 20 – Panetta

District 27 – Chu

District 30 – Sherman

District 32 – Napolitano

District 33 – Lieu

District 34 – Gomez

District 37 – Bass

District 38 – Sanchez

District 39 – Cisneros

District 40 – Roybal-Allard

District 41 – Takano

District 43 – Waters

District 44 – Barragan

District 45 – Katie Porter

District 47 – Lowenthal

District 51 – Vargas