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Posts tagged as “top two primary”

Independents in California gives way to new election dynamic

 

The recent Pew Research Center study points out that party identification is declining, while independents are on a dramatic incline, and that 43 percent of independents identify as squarely moderate. The future is bright for the independent movement. But the work has just begun, and we have a long road ahead.

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Article on Top Two in California Separates Fact from Fiction

This article by Paul Mitchell highlights how Top Two has impacted California elections, as opposed to how it was supposed to effect elections. Mitchell sets out to separate myth from reality:

Much of this year’s legislative and congressional drama has focused on the decennial redistricting, but the greater impact could come from our seemingly annual attempt to change election systems in California.

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California Governor’s Web Page Makes it Easy for Anyone to Ask for a Veto of a Particular Bill (for example, SB 205)

Ballot Access News:

California Governor Jerry Brown’s web page has this area for commenting on a bill that he is about to either sign or veto. Near the top is a section “Please choose your subject” and there are many generic issues listed.… Read more ...