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California GOP, hurting in ‘top-2’ system, moves to back primary candidate

ANAHEIM — Many California Republicans are frustrated that they frequently don’t have a GOP candidate to vote for in November, often feeling forced to either choose between two Democrats — or not cast a ballot at all. So on Sunday at its convention in Anaheim, the California Republican Party tried to take a step to decrease the chances of that happening by making it easier for the party to endorse candidates. Since California voters approved Proposition 14 in 2010, the top two finishers in the primary, regardless of political party, advance to the general election in November. It was pitched to voters as a way to elect more moderate candidates and reduce gridlock.

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