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Calif. Open Primary

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Calif. Open Primary

Calif. Open Primary

Calif. Open Primary

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NPR's Andy Bowers reports that California's Democratic and Republican parties are challenging a law passed by referendum in November 3rd election that would allow the state to hold an "open" primary. Under this system, all candidates from all parties would appear on the same ballot. The state's top party officials oppose the open primary system because they believe it will invalidate California's choice for presidential nominee in the 2000 election.

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