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California's "jungle primary" isn't working

Democrats don't want to get shut out of the California primary. Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

California's "jungle primary" system — where the two candidates who earn the most votes advance to the general election, regardless of party — was created, in part, so candidates would adopt more moderate positions, per AP.

Yes, but: It's not working. At least not this year when there's a hunger for progressive candidates from California's hyper-progressive base of activist voters.