Thursday, May 19, 2011

California Top Two Produces Unexpected Result

CALIFORNIA TOP TWO OPEN PRIMARY

  • California Special Election Produces Unexpected Result (By IAN LOVETT, NY Times/The Caucus) The race to succeed her is the first for national office in the state since California voters approved an open primary system in the fall, and thus had been closely watched to see how it might change elections in the state. The top two finishers in the primary, regardless of party, move to a runoff if no candidate receives a majority of the vote.
  • TWO DEMOCRATS TAKE TOP SPOTS IN TOP-TWO OPEN PRIMARY [UPDATED] (by Damon Eris, CAIVN) With 100% of precincts reporting, LA City Councilwoman Janice Hahn came first in the race with 24.7% support.  In second place was Secretary of State Debra Bowen at 21.5%.  Bowen was followed by Republican businessman Craig Huey, who had garnered 20.4% of the vote.  Republican Mike Gin and progressive Democrat Marcy Winograd rounded out the top five.
  • Contact California-based Independent Voice

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