Thursday, September 23, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 9/23/10

INDEPENDENT VOTERS


OPEN PRIMARIES

  • Reasonable choice: Lisa Murkowski (LETTER Homer News - AK) Joe Miller says he is a person that follows the Constitution, so I don't understand why he and especially Dan Fagan (radio talk show) oppose Sen. Lisa Murkowski giving all the people a chance to vote for whomever they want in the general election.
  • Op-Ed: Michigan becoming ungovernable (By PHIL POWER, Traverse City Record Eagle - MI) Much better would be the open primary system now being tried in California and Oregon, in which the two top finishers in the primary, regardless of their party affiliation, run against each other in the general election. This system gives both finalists an incentive to court the center. Naturally, the leaders of both major parties hate the idea.
  • Marin Voice: Should parties get involved in nonpartisan contests? (Richard Rubin, Marin Independent Journal) A majority of voters increasingly disgusted with an electoral process that favors partisan hegemony and legislative paralysis over individual responsibility opted in June for Proposition 14, which ushers in the new era of the Open Primary. This will enable the top two voter getters of any party emerging from the primary to go head to head in the general election.

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES


DEMOCRATS


REPUBLICANS

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