California Roll Call

“It has the feeling of one of those civil wars in the Middle Ages, where the king is fighting against barons and there’s multiple alliances that form and collapse. It’s a lot less straightforward than just you got your Democrat, you got your Republican. It’s sort of organized chaos.” Welcome to the weird and often wild world of California politics. From Vox: California’s ‘top two’ primary chaos, explained.

+ “The odd alliance between these mayoral rivals ahead of the June 5 election is a function of San Francisco’s system of ranked-choice voting, whereby residents can choose up to three candidates by order of preference instead of the usual one.” In San Francisco, Rival Candidates Try an Unusual Election Message: Vote for Both of Us.

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