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There's a lot of focus on the upcoming November election with the Governor's race, the possible vote on legalizing marijuana and other issues. But first we must make it through the June 8th primary election, which offers up five propositions. A few of them are going to be debated widely.

Prop 14 was voted to be put on the ballot by legislators last year approving the budget. They didn't want to, but that was the compromise with Schwarzenegger. If passed, it would create a single primary where everyone votes in primaries, regardless of party affiliation, beginning in 2012. The two candidates with the most votes go on to the run-off. In theory, you could be seeing a Republican against a Republican in some races instead of the traditional slate of one person from each party, including Greens, Independents, etc.