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Another example of Dems' "War on Women"

by TONI H / November 7, 2014 2:10 AM PST
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I read it but don't understand it
by Diana Forum moderator / November 7, 2014 6:14 AM PST

Is she in a runoff in a primary or is Cassidy? It almost sounds like they are in a runoff against each other.

I never did understand LA politics (does anyone?) but don't really understand why there is going to be an election in December.

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Their primary
by TONI H / November 7, 2014 6:46 AM PST

has an open ballot where anybody can have their name on it (this year there were nine with two main contenders....her and Cassidy). The requirement is that the winner has to get a minimum of 50%. With that many names on the ballot, those two only got 42% and 41% I think so those two are in another runoff that will happen Dec. 6.

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That is weird
by Diana Forum moderator / November 7, 2014 7:24 AM PST
In reply to: Their primary

If they got the top two spots and they are in different parties, why is there a runoff? The one with the most votes wins the seat or do they now go through a regular election?

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Because they have an open
by TONI H / November 7, 2014 6:49 PM PST
In reply to: That is weird

election where anybody can put their names into that hat called a ballot, the winner has to get at least 50% to win; otherwise the two top winners have a runoff a month later.

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(NT) What if the top two are both in the same party?
by Diana Forum moderator / November 8, 2014 12:28 AM PST
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I imagine one would drop out
by TONI H / November 8, 2014 12:52 AM PST

but I believe the way it works there is the separate parties have one in each as the winners of the run off.

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