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  •  I did not say top 2 is good for Democrats on the (0+ / 0-)

    left, here and elsewhere I explicitly write that this change reduces the power of the left in the Democratic Party and the right in the Republican Party.  My comments were about analysis not advocating for or against.

    I have not reached any conclusions on whether in total this benefits Democrats or not.  I can see how it benefits Sen Schumer (D-Wall Street).

    Top 2 primaries would likely make a big change in US politics.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 03:29:15 PM PDT

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    •  Top 2 Primaries (2+ / 0-)
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      like we now have in California still seem to be just as polarized as before.  They just mean that in the main election no one gets a chance to vote for anyone in a smaller party.

      I looked at the state senate & representative lists of candidates before the Nov. 2012 election.  Most were one Dem & one GOP, but some were just one party (most of whom were 2 GOP with a few 2 Dem).  None of the other parties were even able to get on the ballot.  I am guessing that it will be the same in the Nov. 2014 election for those races that are covered by this law.

      Before today I had never heard them referred to as Jungle Primaries.

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