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David Davenport: National Lessons From California Election Reform

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, June 22, 2018
California lives on the edge of change. A few years ago, the Golden State adopted two big changes to its elections: Open primaries in which voters choose candidates from any party, and a top-two primary where the top two finishers qualify for the general election, regardless of party. The idea was to elect more moderate candidates.
Interviews

Bill Whalen: Early California Primary Touting

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses how to think about the California political parties in 2018 and 2020.

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Area 45: A Blue Wave In The November 2018 Election?

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What are the most important factors in the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade?

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Does Gavin Newsom Represent A Shift In California Democratic Party?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, June 14, 2018

As we face summer reruns on TV, is California's gubernatorial race destined to be a playback of the first of Jerry Brown's four triumphs 44 years ago?

In the News

Can Anything Stop Gavin Newsom From Becoming California's Next Governor?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, June 8, 2018

In deeply Democratic California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appears unstoppable in his long-running bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.

In the News

Can Anything Stop Gavin Newsom From Becoming California's Next Governor?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, June 8, 2018

In deeply Democratic California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appears unstoppable in his long-running bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the winners and losers in California's primary elections.

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California Votes -- The Winners And Losers

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

They’re still counting the votes in California (you can thank a lot of last-minute mail ballots for that), the scene of a statewide primary Tuesday night.

In the News

California Democrats Appear To Avoid Nightmare Election Scenario In Top-Two Primary

quoting Bill Whalenvia East Bay Times
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The “blue wave” Democrats hope will sweep the nation this year, starting in California, looks to have survived the state’s unusual top-two primary, with Democrats likely to appear on the ballot in . . .

In the News

Embattled Orange County State Senator’s Fate Closely Watched In Today’s Election

quoting Bill Whalenvia KABC
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Democratic state senator from Orange County who faces a recall for voting in favor of the gas tax hike is hanging on by a thread in today’s primary election

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