Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekend News Headlines for Independent Voters

INDEPENDENT VOTERS: The specter of McCain Democrats (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

  • State rules sideline a million voters (The Morning Call)
  • Democrats are swinging for suburban Phila. votes-Obama is seen as a lock to win the city, but not necessarily the region. The surrounding counties could lean more toward Clinton. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Voters switch for primaries (Chester Daily Local) Of them, five said they planned to vote for Obama and one said he planned to vote for Clinton. One was an Independent, three were Republicans and two were new registrants.
  • Local Obama supporters push voter registration as deadline nears (Pocono Record) “If you’re registered as an Independent voter in northeast Pa., you really don’t have a voice in elections..."

WEST VIRGINIA: Heated race has W.Va. Democrats in rare position (Bluefield Daily Telegraph) Independents can vote in either party primary for first time on May 13

NADER IN ZOGBY POLL: Zogby Poll: McCain Bests Both Obama, Clinton (

ALASKA INDEPENDENCE PARTY: Alaska Ballot Access Reform Bill Has Hearing (Ballot Access News)

FLORIDA: Independents Voting In Party Primaries? (The Ledger blog)

SOUTH DAKOTA: Daschle helping state party recruiting (Rapid City Journal)

IDAHO: Legislation would change Idaho's primary system (Times-News)

OREGON: Let's replace the primary (Albany Democrat Herald)

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