The Santa Cruz Sentinel of June 6 has this editorial. It concludes, “Voters who approved the open primary in 2010 probably weren’t intending a message they support the ever more dysfunctional stranglehold the two major parties have on government. But that’s what happened. Third parties nationally and minor parties in California have a purpose: to bring independent ideas and candidates to public attention. Their presence has been severely diminished, and it’s a loss.”
The Santa Cruz Sentinel had endorsed Proposition 14 back in June 2010.