Tag Archives: Referendum

Libertarian Mike Gravel to speak at initiative conference in Oklahoma on Nov. 15th

From Virtualization.sys-con.com:

National Experts, Oklahoma Initiative Leaders Discuss Ways to Reform State’s Initiative Process

With No Initiatives on ’08 Ballot and Legal Battles, Reform Needed

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Oklahomans for Initiative Rights (http://ok4ir.org/) is hosting a half-day conference this Saturday, November 15, from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel in downtown to discuss problems with Oklahoma’s initiative process and solutions to those problems.… Read more ...

Even while third parties lag, election reform initiatives have a good Election Day

From CommonDreams.org:

Electoral Reform on the Ballot: Wins for Instant

Runoff Voting and More

by Rob Richie

2008 was historic in terms of the election of the first African American to be president and the largest number of voters at the polls in our history. But in the modern era, there is no excuse for privately-owned voting machines that breed mistrust, confusing ballot designs, polling places with long lines, voter registration laws that leave nearly a third of Americans off the rolls, an Electoral College system that undercuts equality and voting methods that suppress voter choice and stifle fair representation.

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Democrats Against Democracy strike again

The Democrats have been known for doing this all over the country. Mostly because they are not doing anything to serve the constituencies and interest groups they claim to represent. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting Democrats Against Democracy as a formal group. Here they are at work again in Maine:

Independent U.S.

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