What voters should know before casting votes in California primary elections

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California primary elections are fast approaching, and a slew of critical races are on the March 3 ballot, including a primary for a special election to fill California’s 28th Senate District vacated by Jeff Stone, who accepted position with the U.S. Department of Labor as the western regional director. Stone was appointed to the position by President Donald Trump in October, leaving his seat in the Senate vacant and up for grabs. California 67th District Assemblymember and Lake Elsinore resident Melissa Melendez, along with real estate broker John Schwab of Temecula and Palm Springs resident Joy Silver, who came within 3.1 percentage points of beating out Stone for the seat in 2018, are all jockeying for election to the seat. But unlike a standard election, where the top two vote ge
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