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tqla Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 10:37 AM
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5. Does anybody have an informed forecast for this?
I voted against this measure. I find this blurb from the article interesting - all Parties opposed it!

Under an open primary system, voters will no longer be limited to choosing among candidates from their own parties. Proposition 14 puts the top two vote-getters in primary races for congressional, state legislative and statewide offices, regardless of political party, in a face-off in the general election.

Backers of the measure said the shift would produce more moderate candidates because they would have to appeal to a wider group of voters.

The state Democratic and Republican parties opposed the change, as did minor parties.
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  -Voters approve California open primary tomm2thumbs  Jun-09-10 05:12 AM   #0 
  - My head is spinning  Auggie   Jun-09-10 05:36 AM   #1 
  - Me too.  alp227   Jun-09-10 04:04 PM   #11 
  - This makes it harder for third parties, not easier. n/t  n2doc   Jun-09-10 08:46 AM   #2 
  - How's this working in Washington state?  SpankMe   Jun-09-10 09:33 AM   #3 
  - Agree  Frances   Jun-09-10 10:34 AM   #4 
  - While that may be true in Orange County maybe not in San Francisco  mikelgb   Jun-09-10 10:40 AM   #6 
     - Just curious  Frances   Jun-09-10 10:42 AM   #7 
        - The proposition says statewide. It mandates most local offices be nonpartisan.  mikelgb   Jun-09-10 11:00 AM   #9 
  - Does anybody have an informed forecast for this?  tqla   Jun-09-10 10:37 AM   #5 
     - It is hard to say how it will play out statewide  mikelgb   Jun-09-10 10:44 AM   #8 
        - Hmmm. I guess we'll just have to see.  tqla   Jun-09-10 11:08 AM   #10 

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