From Fred Ortega’s article in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:
Given the complex nature of the American electoral process, it is not surprising for mistakes like these to occur, said Jack Pitney, politics professor at Claremont McKenna College.
“Absentee voters should take a careful look at their ballot to make sure they got the right one,” said Pitney. “The most important candidate races in this primary are those for state Legislature, and most Californians have only a hazy grasp of what the state Legislature does.
“In a close, low-turnout race, a handful of ballots can change the outcome,” Pitney added.