On July 26, the New York Times carried three letters to the editor, disagreeing with the July 22 op-ed by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer that advocates top-two primaries. Only one of the three letters mentions that a top-two system keeps minor party and independent candidates out of the general election campaign. Also, none of the letters mentioned Schumer’s factual error. Schumer said independents can’t vote in primaries in most states, but that is not true.