• http://adamfriedman.org/ amfriedman

    What is the etymology of “jungle primary”. I am baffled that this potentially pejorative phrase and not the more neutral “open primary” is being used all over the media in descriptions of the current California elections.

  • notpilgrims2

    It seems like jungle primaries are wilder.

  • prang

    agree totally. It’s actually the most fair way to have someone elected, especially when one considers that the very thing that is most devise in our country, party alliance, is taken off the table.
    It is very possible that a runoff could be between two members of the same party, which is scary to both.