Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 7/27/10

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • TN: Limiting voting wrong for democracy (Jackson Sun) Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who also is running for governor, wants to close primary elections to all but bona fide party members. We believe he is wrong and citizens should be able to vote in any election in which they want to have a voice. Limiting voting options is no way to encourage people to participate in a democracy.
  • TN: Ramsey Alone for Closing TN Primaries (Fox News Memphis, By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Writer) 
  • AZ: Independents should exercise their political clout in primary election (Steven W. Lynn Special To The Arizona Daily Star) The number of independents - almost one-third of Arizona's 3.1 million registered voters - is political muscle that should be flexed. Independents can affect the outcome of primaries and, ultimately, government's political temper. More than 940,000 Arizonans are registered independents or "no party designated." Democrats are at about 1 million and about 1.1 million are registered Republican.

CALIFORNIA

  • Redistricting Commission diverse in more than just race (Rose Institute - Claremont McKenna College) As required by Proposition 11, 40 of the remaining applicants are registered Democrats, 40 are Republicans, and 40 are not registered with either of the two major parties. The Citizens Redistricting Commission represents the first time that independent voters will have a significant voice in the state’s redistricting process.

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