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How California’s primary could stop
Democrats from retaking the U.S. House

Los Angeles Times, by Priya Krishnakumar, Swetha Kannan

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/17/2018 4:58:32 AM

California’s primary system could thwart Democrats and Republicans alike on June 5, shutting either party out of key races in the fall. Under the state’s top-two primary, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes advance to the general election in November, regardless of party. Democrats fear that the high numbers of hopefuls on the primary ballot could split the vote and leave the party without candidates in high-stakes congressional races in November. Meanwhile, Republicans are worried they could be left off the ballot in the governor’s race and other statewide contests in November,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribald1, 5/17/2018 8:36:08 AM     (No. 11634865)

The criminal syndicate that runs this state have created a system here voters having a say in who our leaders are is, at best, an illusion.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/17/2018 10:09:03 AM     (No. 11634945)

Oh.... have no fear.... if a dem doesnt make it on the ballot, the party will sue to make sure there is one. Ala New Jersey.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 5/17/2018 10:16:25 AM     (No. 11634950)

The performance of neither party warrants gaining a majority in the House but unfortunately that´s all we´ve got, for now. Some radical changes are needed in the way that members of congress conduct themselves and how long they entrench themselves in Washington. Making ridiculous money for what they do and working three days a week because they make their own rules does not promote good government, it encourages selfish behavior, poor quality representation and substandard performance. Most democrats in the House could not retain a job outside of government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lucky5, 5/17/2018 10:22:21 AM     (No. 11634961)

I am still reeling from how we even got this crooked system. Apparently in 2010 it was a proposition on the ballot. I sure do not remember it. I am sure many people did not realize how horrible it was really was going to be. I notice only one other state uses this, Washington. Democrats. Always finding a way to cheat the system. 54% voted for it in Cali. We are not all whacked out dems here.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: happy conservative, 5/17/2018 10:35:32 AM     (No. 11634989)

When this law went through I knew it spelled the destruction of what was left of the Republican party in CA.

We shall, unless God intervenes, always have two democrats running for the Senate, no Republicans.

I hope that this is what happens with the Governor´s race here. Gavin Newsome (D-little weasel) vs. John Cox (R).

Poor little Antonio Villaragosa (D) will be left out in the cold. That´s my prayer!

MAGA!


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Reply 6 - Posted by: qwerty, 5/17/2018 10:51:41 AM     (No. 11635008)

I´m somewhat new to Calif. (long dumb story why I moved here) Got my Calif driver license, and registered as voter the same time. I received my mail in ballot the other day and sent it back.
I don´t know a whole lot about the candidates, but on the ballot it lists party affiliation. I l looked for those that had "rep" next to the name and filled in the circle.
I did my part to dump the morons

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 5/17/2018 2:05:35 PM     (No. 11635169)

The only reason the proposition got on the ballot was due to the tender ministrations of Abel Maldonado (Uniparty -Traitorville), leader of the last “Republican” majority senate. His excuse for the manslaughter of political opposition was that it was the only way the Dems would approve that years bloated budget, as if it mattered. It was a Uniparty scheme to shut out the alternative parties from general elections. Both wings have been bleeding voters to the alts and this neat trick took care of a pesky problem.

They sold the idea as a way to get rid of “divisive politics.” It only took one federal election cycle for the Repubs to be shut out as well. A promise fulfilled! There are no divisive politics when there is just one party on the ballot. The natives are getting restless and the jungle primary is certain to draw blood and leave bodies on the battlefield. My dream is that both wings of the Uniparty are shut out of key congressional races and candidates from the alts get to present their positions to a wider audience.

#6 – I appreciate your vote for “Reps” but not all GOPers are equal in this state. Given the fact that you don’t know the candidates, there was no need to rush your ballot back. The election isn’t until June 5. Plenty of time to do a little research. We have precious few Republican voters in California and we need each of them to be informed so we don’t keep recycling more Abel Maldonados or think Chicago charlatans are the answer.

MCGA - Travis Allen for Governor.

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