Last week, four major Republican candidates for president withdrew their names from the California ballot for the June 7 primary election.
On Monday, March 28, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the first to request that his name not appear on the Republican Party’s presidential primary ballot.
A day later, Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie requested that their names be removed from the ballot. Then Thursday, one day before the deadline, Carly Fiorina made a similar request.
Each candidate had to send an affidavit to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla requesting to be removed from the state’s June 7 presidential primary election ballot. The deadline for filing a request was 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.
A complete list of presidential candidates on the state’s primary ballot can be seen at idyllwildtowncrier.