■ By Thomas D. Elias / Columnist California’s top two primary system is living up to its “jungle primary” nickname more this spring than ever, with dozens of candidates vying in both statewide and district races across the state for rare, elusive spots on the November general election ballot. Before Proposition 14 passed in 2010, every political party recognized by the state got one slot and no more in the fall runoff. But now only the two leading primary election vote-getters make the final, regardless of their party. Over three election cycles since voters adopted the system, this has created dozens of one-party races for legislative and congressional seats and once
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