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Posts tagged as “Jungle Primary”

Republican Party Figure in California Attacks Republican Candidate, Backs Independent

In the Top Two Primary system in California, there is no party primary, only a Louisiana-style “jungle primary” in which all candidates compete for votes and the top two vote getters move on to the general election, regardless of political affiliation.… Read more ...

Math professor: top two primary is flawed

By Dr. Joseph Kolacinski, an assistant professor in Elmira College’s Department of Mathematics at

Recently, California passed Proposition 14, replacing the state’s old primary election system with the “top-two” or “jungle” primary. It works like this: There is a single, open primary where every voter chooses among all the candidates.

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Louisiana Newspaper Editorializes Against Top Two Primary Bill in Louisiana

In an unsigned editorial in The Daily Advertiser, a Lafayette, Louisiana, based newspaper, yesterday comments onthe current movement back towards “open primaries” or “top two primaries” in Louisiana.

The first and loudest objection will be the one we cited earlier: Open primaries let everyone vote for anyone they want.

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