Welcome to a special California primary edition of Essential Politics. We're tracking state politics and happenings in government on our regular Essential Politics news feed.
- Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported on Friday afternoon that some 2.4 million votes remain uncounted from the statewide primary.
- A state lawmaker wants to open up California's presidential primaries to all voters.
- After four years, voters and candidates are still getting used to the state's top-two primary system.
- Kamala Harris has nabbed first place and Loretta Sanchez second place in California's U.S. Senate primary, according to AP. The two Democrats will face off in a November runoff .