The Gubernatorial Race and the New California Electorate

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
109 Moses Hall, IGS Library
UC Berkeley

California's electorate is changing, and the voters who pick the next governor will be different in many ways than those who decided past elections in the state. As the electorate grows more diverse, what does this mean for California politics? Will democrats simply cement greater control of the state, or will the Republican Party broaden its appeal. Will splits within the Democratic Part become greater, leading to more conflicts between moderates and liberals? How do campaigns and candidates need to change in light of a different electorate? How will a more diverse electorate respond to one of the most diverse fields of major candidates in the history of California gubernatorial elections?