On January 30, a group of California Libertarian Party activists spent the day in the State Capitol in Sacramento, urging the defeat of AB 141. The group, organized by Beau Cain, was able to meet with legislative staffers for six California Assemblymembers.
AB 141 would decrease voter choice in November for Congress and state legislative races. Current law requires that the top-two vote-getters be placed on the November ballot. AB 141 would shrink that down to just one candidate, in the races in which only one candidate files in the primary but one or multiple write-in candidates file in June for the same office. AB 141 would prevent any of the write-in candidates from being placed on the November ballot, even if they did come in second, unless they got approximately 3,000 to 4,000 write-ins (if running for U.S. House or State Senate), or approximately 1,500 to 2,000 (if running for Assembly).