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Elex roundup, CA voters go for Top 2

With all the talk about who survived and who didn't in the various state primaries Tuesday, not much nationally has been said about California voters decision to switch their primary to the Top 2 system.

You know, the one like Washington has. (It's coming up on Aug. 17.)

California went for Top 2 in a big way yesterday.

The last time Californians decided to copy Washington's primary system, it didn't turn out so well. They went for the Blanket Primary that Washington  had since the 1930s, and their state political parties got angry, took it to the U.S. Supreme Court and got it overturned. Then Washington political parties took our Blanket Primary to court, and got it overturned.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court has already given a legal okey-dokey to the Top 2, so that probably won't happen again.

For a quick rundown on the big candidate races, here's an AP video:

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