Why California could decide the outcome of the 2020 democratic primaries

ThinkProgress quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about the role of early presidential primaries in winnowing the field.

“I do think the early states will help winnow the field,” Christian Grose, a professor at University of Southern California (USC), told ThinkProgress.

Grose noted that even if 10 candidates drop out by the time the California votes, there could still be more than a dozen candidates on the ballot. Dividing up votes among the remaining candidates means “a lot will end up with probably single digits,” he said.

“I think a landslide would be difficult for anybody.”

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