Almost 600,000 previously disenfranchised independent voters in CA may have their votes counted, after all. Voting officials in Los Angeles have decided to count over 66,000 votes which were slated to be discarded. The Dem Primary ballots were all cast by “No Party Preference” (NPP) voters, CA’s version of “Independent”. According to CA’s arcane voting laws, NPP voters could only vote in the Dem primary via a “No Party Preference/Democratic Crossover Ballot”, which they had to request specifically – if ambiguously phrased, poll workers were not instructed to be particularly helpful. A regular Dem ballot cast by an NPP voter was to be considered invalid. Voting officials determined that, while the prescribed procedure may not have been followed, the ballots still expressed clear “voter intent” and should be counted.