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“StopTopTwo.org is alive and kicking, and we are going to continue fighting this Top Two election system wherever it pops up,” Christina Tobin said. “This doesn’t stop with Proposition 14 in California. StopTopTwo.org will keep our eyes on the nation to make sure the public is educated about better election system options than Top Two.”
“A Michigan legislator introduced legislation to promote a Top Two system there, and we’ve already found more than a handful of media outlets across the country endorsing the Proposition 14 style Top Two system for their home states. StopTopTwo.org’s goal is to Stop Top Two,” said Christina Tobin.
“On May 26, 2010, Michigan State Senator Mickey Switalski (D-Roseville) introduced Senate Bill 1350 that he intends to use to change Michigan’s election system into a Top Two election system. Jack McHugh of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy first noted this in his June 14, 2010 article, “Analysis: ‘Jungle Primary’ Proposal Won’t Get Michigan Out of the Woods“.
Since the passage of Proposition 14, at least 13 media outlets in 10 states plus D.C. have already published or written favorable articles towards the Top Two election system.Rockford (IL) Register Star, Texas Monthly, The Arizona Republic, The News Leader (Staunton, VA), Sun-News (Las Cruces, NM), St. Petersburg Times (Tampa, FL), News and Messenger (Manassas, VA), Holland Sentinel (Holland, MI), Daily Press & Argus (Howell, MI), Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho), The State (Columbia, SC), and the Washington Post (All Opinions Are Local, D.C. area).
“In the coming days and weeks, the StopTopTwo.org website will be updated to provide the information this country needs to reject the flawed Top Two election system,” said Christina Tobin. “Voters deserve a more diverse choice than only two candidates to ensure they are represented proportionally in their governments.”
“Political machines and special interests all across the country are seizing on this idea as a way to maintain their strangleholds on power and eliminate voter choice. Incumbents want to protect themselves from potential challengers with Top Two now, before they face future independent challengers growing from the voter discontent in this country.”
“Washington and California are likely to revolt against the lack of choices they will see on their ballots in 2012, and we must warn the other states not to make the same mistake. StopTopTwo.org is poised to educate the voters across the US about the dire threat to their ballot choices the Top Two election system presents,” said Tobin.