Libertarian Party
Top-two primary: Pro and con

To the editor: Your editorial fails to mention how top-two voting under Proposition 14 virtually eliminates alternative parties from the general election ballot. It's almost impossible for a candidate from the Libertarian, Peace and Freedom or Green party to advance to the November election, and thus voters are denied the right to vote for candidates who challenge the status quo. ("California's top-two primary: Don't judge too quickly," Editorial, Feb. 9) Until 2010, as many as 10% of November voters would select the alternative party candidates. Now, it's very hard to show just how dissatisfied some of us are with politics as usual in Sacramento and...