Wednesday, June 02, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 6/2/10

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
OPEN PRIMARIES
PROP 14
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
  • Legislator has stake in La Plata County lawsuit (By Charles Ashby, Grand Junction Sentinel) In that case, La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle is asking the court to rule that the law keeping her name off the ballot violates her First Amendment rights to free association and her 14th Amendment rights to equal protection under the law.
NYC CHARTER REVISION
  • Partisans Rise for Elections Battle (By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL, Wall Street Journal) "If you accept the fact that in most New York City races the winner of the Democratic primary wins the general election, then we're talking 1.4 million voters who can't participate in that critical first round of voting," Mr. Kresky said. "So, it's really a fundamental issue of democracy—a political system that excludes that many voters is not a good thing."
LAST WORD

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