Tag Archives: Top Two Primaries

Oregon Top Two Ad: “Unfuck the Vote” – Petition 55 v. Petition 54.

The following video is for Petition 54 in Oregon, the “Unified Primary.” (Petition 55, the “Open Primary” is also underway.)

According to this video:

“We are going to make the vote equal for the first time in American history by getting rid of the two things that make us unequal; the closed primary, which now silences more than half of us, and the vote-splitting spoiler effect that diminishes our voice for each additional candidate we like and compels us to choose only the lesser of the two evils.… Read more ...

California Libertarian gets more than a half million votes

California is still counting ballots, but one Libertarian candidate has already broken a record. Pam Brown, running for Lt. Governor has received more than 525,000 votes. Current totals as of November 13, 2010:

Gavin Newsom (Dem) 4,530,039
50.2%
  Abel Maldonado (Rep) 3,548,727
39.4%
  Jim King (AI) 170,635
1.8%
  James “Jimi” Castillo (Grn) 144,603
1.6%
  Pamela J.
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Statement by Attorney Gautam Dutta in response to Governor Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor Maldonado’s attacks on the SB 6 / Prop 14 lawsuit

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Statement by Attorney Gautam Dutta in response to Governor Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor Maldonado’s attacks on the SB 6 / Prop 14 lawsuit.

“Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado’s joint attacks on the SB 6 lawsuit are baseless attempts to deviate attention from the real issues at hand.… Read more ...

StopTopTwo.org’s Christina Tobin Tells Governor Schwarzenegger to Calm Down

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As reported in the San Jose Mercury News Thursday, July 29, a lawsuit was filed charging that state Senate Bill 6 is unconstitutional. SB 6 is the legislation that put Proposition 14, the Top Two election system, on the June 8 California ballot.… Read more ...

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Implementation of Prop 14

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit was filed today seeking an injunction to stop the state of California from implementing Senate Bill 6 (SB 6), the law that carries out Proposition 14 (Top-Two Open Primary Act).

The court documents are available for download at http://businessandelectionlaw.com/sb6

The complaint, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, argues SB 6 is unconstitutional because the law:

1.… Read more ...

StopTopTwo.Org Announces Two Events for Wednesday: San Francisco Labor Council Press Conference and Marin Libertarian Party’s Pre-Primary Event

Contact:
Christina Tobin
(415) 599-5222
christina@freeandequal.org

Cres Velucci
(916) 996-9170
greenparty-press@comcast.net

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StopTopTwo.Org Announces Two Events for Wednesday: San Francisco Labor Council Press Conference and Marin Libertarian Party’s Pre-Primary Event
WHAT StopTopTwo.Org announces two events for Wednesday:

* The San Francisco Labor Council will hold a press conference at noon.… Read more ...

Smaller Parties Again Demonstrate in Front of Schwarzenegger Fund-Raising Event Concerning Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

On May 24, twelve minor party and independent activists demonstrated in front a Sacramento restaurant. Inside, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared. Guests paid $5,000 each to be at the event, and the money went toward the campaign for Proposition 14, the top-two measure on the June 8 ballot.

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LNC Chair candidate Mark Hinkle raises funds for No on Prop 14 TV Ad campaign

Email from Mark Hinkle:

Dear Libertarian allies,

My friend June Genis, a long long time Libertarian, is mounting a grassroots effort to buy TV ADS to expose the lies behind Prop 14 on the June 8th primary ballot.

The Libertarian Party of California is a conducting a tele-marketing campaign to reach registered libertarians, but we also need to reach voters and TV is one of the best way to do that on a massive scale.… Read more ...

Idaho Libertarian Times Podcast # 32: George Phillies, Prop 14 in California & the National Convention

Posted at idaholibertariantimes.com, by way of http://newpathforthelp.org/:

Podcast#32 Sat May 22 2010

George Phillies comments on Proposition 14 in California & gives useful website links to help defeat it & talks about this week in his campaign & the upcoming Libertarian Convention in St. Louis.

 
https://www.stoptoptwo.org/donate/  or
http://libertymanager.com
contact: Beau Cain, 1-877 884 1776
go to the prop14 link to signup to help stop this bad idea.Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Monterey County Herald Makes Gaffe in Editorial on Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

The Monterey Herald of May 23 has this somewhat ambivalent endorsement of California’s Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure on the June 8 ballot. The Herald discusses some of the problems with Proposition 14, but ends by saying it still endorsed the measure because the California League of Women Voters supports it.… Read more ...

Firedoglake Blog Posts Extensive Analysis of Proposition 14

Ballot Access News:

Firedoglake has this detailed analysis of California’s Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure in the June 8, 2010 primary. Firedoglake was founded in 2004 by Jane Hamsher, and has received award for being one of the best political blogs. It now has 20 writers. This particular analysis is by Jon Walker.

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June Genis: Time running out to get Anti-Prop 14 ads on the air

There is still a chance that we may be able to buy some more of the Green/P&F type cable TV ads but time is running out. It will take 2 days to produce an LP version (although at this point I personally don’t care whose names are on them).

If people will pledge money (please indicate if you’re willing to use the Green or P&F versions or require an LP version) please send me you pledges at junegenis@gmail.com.… Read more ...