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To: ScottinVA
Just as in Chicago, the idea of having elections in a hardcore democrat stronghold like L.A. is meaningless after the dems’ primary.

There is no "Democratic primary" for Mayor of LA. There is one election, in which all candidates are on the ballot regardless of party affiliation; if no one wins 50%+1, there is a run-off between the top two candidates.

8 posted on 02/27/2013 8:49:54 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Yea, same thing in my city; city elections are supposedly “non-partisan”, but of course, its a lie. Only Democrat approved candidates with Democrat funding bother to apply for positions. Another result of this so-called “system” is that in a city of 2.5 million registered voters, less than 100,000 cast a vote in the last mayoral election.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 9:15:55 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Ah, that’s right — I stand corrected. LA uses the big gaggle approach like the state of CA did when Gray Davis was recalled.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 9:35:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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