California Weighs Change in Primary Voting
The Wall Street Journal
"Californians will vote next week on a bold experiment: a ballot measure that aims to make their politics less fractious by replacing two-party primary elections with a system backers say can help fix the state's notorious legislative dysfunction. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is among those supporting Proposition 14, which would install a "top-two" primary for state-level offices and congressional races. Voters could choose any candidate on the ballot, regardless of party, and the two top vote-getters would advance to the general election."