Democrats should adopt regional primaries
US Senator Bernie Sanders cemented his newly-minted frontrunner status in the Democratic presidential nomination race with a win in New Hampshire. (AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

The one thing we should all agree on after Super Tuesday is that the current system of choosing presidential nominees is a mess.It’s not working for California or the entire country.The Constitution does not specify the process for parties to pick their candidates. Congress has tried and failed multiple times to adopt a regional primary system. But there is nothing keeping party leaders from acting on their own, as Democrats did in 1972, when they set the rules for selecting delegates to their convention.They should now acknowledge the obvious: No state should keep having a disproportionate sa...


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