California Court of Appeals says no to Proposition 14 opponents, which is good news for independent voters. From CAIVN: “The Court rejected the CSEA language, preserved the lower court’s language, and ordered the restoration of the Legislative Analyst’s prediction of cost savings associated with the measure.” And open primaries gaining support in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Rock on!
PROP 14NEWS: CA APPEALS COURT DEALS FINAL BLOW TO OPEN PRIMARY OPPONENTS (by Keith Nelle, CAIVN)Brief Filed in California State Court of Appeals Over How Proposition 14 Should be Described on Ballot (Ballot Access News) 48-page pdf Editorial: Bay Area News Group urges a yes vote on Proposition 14 (MediaNews editorial, Contra Costa Times)Editorial: Bay Area News Group urges voters to reject Proposition 15 (MediaNews editorial, Tri Valley Herald) Prop. 15 conflicts with a far more promising campaign reform measure, Prop. 14, which eliminates closed primaries. Prop. 14 would establish an open primary, with the top two vote-getters going on to the general election. The Prop. 15 grant formulas would fall apart if, as we hope, Prop. 14 passes.
OPEN PRIMARIESPA: Are we getting the best candidates? (By: Ernie Rosato, Landsdale Reporter – PA) As a libertarian/constitutionalist at heart, and with utter disdain for the socialist progressive values that the Democratic Party has endorsed, I have been forced to side with the Republican Party for more than 30 years because this commonwealth does not recognize the independent voter.IL: Was the Illinois Senate correct in defeating a bill that would have made primary elections open (not requiring voters to declare a party) in Illinois? (Helium) Yes and No articles HINT: 72% say no
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