“It’s Top-Two Friday!”

Seth Masket:

Thanks to Richard Skinner and Rick Hasen for pointing out that the reformers are out in force today. The New York Times‘ Adam Nagourney and the Washington Post‘s Reid Wilson both have articles up today talking up California’s top two primary system as a solution to hyper-partisanship in our country. This comes just two days after Amy Walter wrote a similar piece for the Cook Political Report.

I’ve written a good deal on this topic, so let me try to sum up my answer to the question of whether the top two primary system will reduce partisanship:

Probably not.

Why not?…


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