Proposition 14, a great idea for America

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  1. Chris
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    California's ballot initiative Proposition 14....

    Here's what it would do. Today, Californians vote for most offices in two stages: In primary contests, voters from each party select the candidate they believe will best represent their party in a general election. The winners of those primaries then face off in a general election, and the winner takes the seat. If Proposition 14 passes, Californians will still participate in two-stage elections. But instead of a party primary, the first stage would be a contest in which candidates from any party — or no party — could participate. The top two finishers in the first stage, even if they are from the same party, would move to a runoff election, and the winner of that election would get the office. Races for Congress, the Legislature and statewide offices would all be governed by the new rules; those for local offices and the presidency would not.

    Yes on Prop. 14 - Los Angeles Times
     
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    I think they do that system in Louisiana.

    It does not work well in Lousiana. You get contests like that between Edwin Edwards and David Duke.

    Louisiana is a snake pit. They don't need to go that route to get worse.
     

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