Abel Maldonado Talks California Politics On Colbert Report

06/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

California's new Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado appeared on last night's Colbert Report in an effort to boost California's open primary initiative, Proposition 14, which will appear on the June ballot.

The LA Times explains:

In Colbert's words, the measure would turn the state's elections into "basically an electoral tea party where you can just vote-hump the candidate of your choice."

In other words, instead of the top vote-getter from each party advancing to a November runoff, the top vote-getters, regardless of party, would face off in November.

WATCH Maldonado get the Colbert treatment:

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