When it comes to campaigns, some candidates will always have the advantage of bigger war chests and more experience in the electoral process.

In the end though, good grassroots mobilization and staying in touch with voters CAN make a world of difference.

This state wants to make the grassroots path more difficult in 2020, however, favoring well-funded, highly liberal candidates.

Even worse, it would give Democrats a national advantage in the presidential election.

Politico reported:

California is pushing forward with a plan to change the state’s primary date from June to March, a move that could scramble the 2020 presidential nominating contest and swing the early weight of the campaign to the West.

If adopted by the legislature this week — as is widely expected — and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, the early primary would allocate California’s massive haul of delegates just after the nation’s first contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

The earlier primary could benefit at least two potential presidential contenders from California — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — while jeopardizing the prospects of other candidates who will struggle to raise enough early money to compete in expensive media markets in the nation’s most populous state.

“In all probability, the winner of the California primary would be the nominee,” said Don Fowler, a former Democratic National Committee chairman from South Carolina.

After the election of Donald Trump to the White House despite massive media smear campaigns and the most inflammatory rhetoric the Democrats could muster, it became clear Democrats cannot win on principle or even on the promises which they used to garner them votes.

Not even the customary level of cheating gave the Democrats the edge they needed in 2016.

So now they are looking to make any procedural changes they think will swing the elections back in their favor.

Leftists may claim to be certain there is no way Donald Trump could be re-elected as president in 2020, but desperate moves like these show they are still worried.

It is no surprise California is the first state to make a move like this, either. While the state has a large number of delegates, they have long wanted to have an even bigger influence on the presidential election.

Politico reported:

California for years has sought to exert greater influence in presidential elections. Despite its size, the state has been a relative afterthought in national campaigns, marginalized not only because of its late primary, but also because of the high cost of campaigning here.

In 2008, the state tried to change that by holding a February primary. But more than 20 other states also moved up their contests in response, and while California drew a competitive race, the outcome was not decisive — Hillary Clinton won the primary here but lost the nomination.

“They can change the dates all they want — we’ve tried this over and over and over, and it has not worked,” said Tony Quinn, a political analyst and former Republican legislative aide in California. “I think what you’re dealing with are politicians who don’t have any memory.”

California’s legislature does not seem to share Quinn’s opinion though, as the measure has seen practically no opposition in Sacramento, and will most likely pass.

While thoughts are divided on how effective the tactic of moving up their primary will be, it is nonetheless a sign Democrats are feeling backed into a corner.

Democrats may be standing on shaky ground, but Republicans cannot afford to ignore their maneuvering.

This tactic is far more likely to work if only blue states move their primaries up, and red states remain content to ignore Democrats’ attempts to game the system.

It is certain that moving primary dates will not be the only strategy used to try to gain a procedural edge as heavy funding and provocative rhetoric continue to fail the Democratic Party.

While Republicans disagree on how well efforts to drain the swamp are going under Trump’s leadership at this early stage, any and all progress can be easily lost if they do not pay attention to the opposition.

This is especially true following this particular election, as Democrats are still unusually stirred up this late into President Trump’s first year.

If Democrats are not resting, Republicans cannot afford to stop preparing for the next fight.