“California Legislature is looking more moderate due to voting reforms”

George Skelton LAT column:

Until last week, no Democratic state legislator running for reelection had lost to a Republican in 20 years. Then suddenly three did.

When incumbents start losing their legislative seats, it means something is happening.

The national Republican wave? Sure. Some of that washed into California. But it wasn’t just that.

Also credit — or blame — voter-approved reforms that are starting to affect California’s legislative elections.

I’ll be interested to see how social scientists respond to the claims in this column.

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