Wow! California's general-election-ballot restriction ("Top Two") is so obviously evil.
In the June 3rd California primary, the highest number of votes received by any third party or independent candidate was 218,847, representing 6.4% of voters. That count went to me, running as a Green for state treasurer on a state bank platform. It was the highest percentage ever gotten by a Green in a statewide partisan California election, but it was not enough to leap the top-two barrier.
That keeps Ellen Brown from being allowed to participate in the California general-election debates, etc. That keeps the idea of Public Banking in the dark. That hurts the common people.