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