On August 22, supporters of California’s top-two election system asked to file an amicus curiae brief in Milonopoulos v Bowen, central district, 2:14cv-5973. This is a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles County voter, Theo Milonopoulos, who seeks to restore write-in space on the November ballot for Congress and partisan state office. The amicus will argue that no relief should be granted. The amicus is on behalf of “Californians to Defend the Open Primary.”
It is puzzling that the forces who put the top-two primary into effect in California are fighting an attempt to regain write-in space. Washington state, which also has a top-two system, allows write-ins in the general election. On August 27, Judge David O. Carter ruled that Californians to Defend the Open Primary may file their amicus curiae brief.