California's voters are beginning to drift away from typical politics as a new study shows one out of every five Californians do not align themselves with any party.
- CALIFORNIA'S OPEN PRIMARIES UNDER PROPOSITION 14 (Willie Brown, San Francisco Chronicle) Remember, open primaries will be in effect for the next legislative elections, thus weakening the power of the archconservatives.
- Californians continue to drift away from the major political parties (LA Times/Observations and Provocations) With the shift to open primaries this year, each vote cast affects the outcome of every party's primary -- because, well, there are no more party primaries, just a form of electoral semifinals. So if flexibility was a factor before, there's no reason for it to be one now.
- California sets special election for House seat (Fox 59) Under California's new primary rules, if no candidate wins a majority of votes, the top two vote-getters in the general election would advance to the July run-off, regardless of party.