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August 28, 2013 7:33 AM Is Primary Reform Enabling Immigration Reform? Probably Not.

Laura Meckler in the Wall Street Journal suggests that immigration reform may have an improved chance in the U.S. House thanks to the moderating effect of California's top-two election system, under which all candidates compete among the same primary voters...

By Seth Masket

June 12, 2013 9:03 AM How California Primaries Work Now

Remember how California switched to a top-two nomination system in 2012, ostensibly to lessen the role of parties? Well, as detailed here previously, the parties responded to that system by endorsing candidates prior to the primary, conveying to voters who...

By Seth Masket

March 19, 2013 10:55 AM The GOP Primary and Caucuses Shuffle

One big procedural reform discussed in the RNC party assessment document yesterday is to shift the party convention back from August to July or June, and compress the primaries and caucuses further to make that work. In order to do...

By Jonathan Bernstein

March 19, 2013 10:50 AM Would Postponing Presidential Candidate Debates Matter?

I'm going to look at the GOP presidential nomination process suggested reforms out yesterday, starting with the debates. The RNC wants to chop in half the number of primary-season debates next time around, starting later (not until September 2015) and...

By Jonathan Bernstein

June 20, 2012 11:10 AM "Liberal"

Earlier in the week I asked why liberals don't use Democratic House and Senate primaries the way that conservatives use Republican primaries. Nick Baumann believes it's just about an ideology gap, and refers to Gallup's charts which show that far...

By Jonathan Bernstein