Friday, October 23, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 10/23/09

KINSTON NC, NON-PARTISAN ELECTIONS & THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
While the conclusion by the US Justice Department to disallow nonpartisan city elections in Kinston NC, in spite of a 2-1 favorable vote last year by the electorate, is questionable (was it knee-jerk liberalism, exuberant Dem partisanship, or just plain bad judgement???), the fervor with which the right wing press has picked up on this smacks of more anti-Obama, knee-jerk reactionaryism, exuberant Repub partisanship, and just plain right-wing politics:




MORE NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS

  • Why One Democrat Thinks New York Needs a Strong GOP (By DAVID PARKER, Wall Street Journal) Democrats have also used their muscle to fight structural reforms. When Mike Bloomberg (full disclosure: the mayor is a former client) pushed to replace primaries with nonpartisan elections in a 2003 referendum, the Democratic Party pulled out all the stops to defeat the measure.
  • U.S. Justice Department OK’s New Arizona Law that Forces Tucson to Use Non-Partisan City Elections (Ballot Access News)


GOV RACES



BLOOMBERG 09
The Gay City News endorsement of Thompson in the Mayor's race appears to be purely partisan...

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