An important political revolution is quietly unfolding in California. Two recent voting reforms promise to profoundly alter the election landscape — for the better.
One changed the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn, removing the function from the grasp of politicians whose gerrymandering creates safe districts for one party (relying instead on an independent citizens commission).
The other addresses the hyper-partisanship that has gripped state politics. A new top-two primary sends the top two finishers in a primary on to the general election regardless of party affiliation.
(READ the story in the LA Times)