Wednesday, March 19, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
  • Primary elections should allow more choices between candidates (Cincinnati Enquirer LETTER)
  • Superdelegates: Whiners or Deciders? (By Bob Beckel, RealClearPolitics) Beckel thinks independent voters who have been with Obama in the primaries will likely go to McCain, given Clinton's high negatives, should Clinton win the Dem nomination
  • Hagel says America needs new direction (Bellevue Leader NE)

OBAMA
CBS Poll: Pastor's Remarks Hurt Obama-While Most Are Unaffected By Controversy, A Third Of Those Who Have Heard About It View Obama Less Favorably (CBS) Independent support for Obama remains the same


WASHINGTON TOP-TWO PRIMARY DECISION
The US Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of voters in the state of Washington. In 2004, voters created an open primary where voters can participate regardless of party registration or "allegiance" and where the top two vote-getters would participate in a run-off election to determine the winner. The Republican Party had tried to stop the ballot initiative, saying it violated their right of association.

2 comments:

Steve Rankin said...

The Democratic and Libertarian parties of Washington state-- as well as the Republican Party-- filed this lawsuit against the "top two" system.

N. Hanks said...

Thanks, Steve -- it's definitely a Party thing.