Were fears about major party lockouts real in California's top-two primary?

Harley Rouda's election night party on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Harley Rouda's election night party on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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There was a lot of hand-wringing about California's top-two system heading into last night's primary election.  Both political parties feared getting shut out of races come November. 

We check in on some key races where the chances were high that both slots in the general election could be dominated by one major party.

And take note: The jury's still out on whether top two is accomplishing what it was designed for, getting more moderate candidates on the general election ballot.