Will Supreme Court abortion ruling lift California Democrats this fall?
Mail-in ballots are processed at a Los Angeles County facility where they are received from the post office, opened, sorted and verified then sent to be counted in Downey, California. - Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS

WASHINGTON — California Democrats facing close races could get an important political boost from Friday’s Supreme Court decision reversing its half-century-old ruling that women have a constitutional right to an abortion. The court’s upending of Roe v. Wade “could give Democrats some help in shoring up their base in certain places, such as in some of the Biden-won districts in California that they are defending and targeting,” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a nonpartisan political analysis organization. In the state’s 10 most competitive House districts, as defined...