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  •  Except that stupid top two primary BS which (2+ / 0-)
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    needs to be stopped pronto.

    Steve Singiser wrote about it after the primaries here in ca.

    One particular quote from that piece:

    And herein lies an institutional problem with the "top two" structure, one which might actually counteract one of the stated goals of the new system. If one of the rationales for this system was to weaken the influence of political parties, it may have failed miserably. Because one has to assume now that parties in 2014 will be working double time to clear the decks for their preferred candidates in the filing process. Whether it is indirect "take one for the team pressure," or a raft of party assistance being dropped in the laps of the favored horses in the field, one has to guess that the sting of losing a winnable district will compel the Democrats (and the GOP, if they were paying close attention) to interfere more in the primary process, not less.
    I don't know how we change this, but we sure need to.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:52:37 PM PST

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    •  Here's the CA SOS letter on the matter (1+ / 0-)
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      here. [pdf]

      I guess we have to do another frigging proposition to correct this. I don't see or hear anything to indicate, right now, that is going to happen but it needs to.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:03:21 PM PST

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