California’s Quirky Primary System Poses Threat to Democrats on a Crammed Ballot

(Wall Street Journal) - California’s quirky primary system sends only the two candidates with the most votes, regardless of party, to a general-election runoff. In a year when Democrats are lining up in droves to challenge Republicans in the midterm elections, there is mounting concern among California Democrats that too many candidates are running in key races, potentially ruining their electoral opportunity.

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