[geeks] California Proposition 14
alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Jun 5 19:19:46 CDT 2010
On 06/05/10 19:53, gsm at mendelson.com wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 07:18:54PM -0400, Jonathan J. M. Katz wrote:
>> Here in Indiana it is extremely hard for a 3rd party candidate to get
>> on many ballots, and even for one of the two-party candidates to get
>> on the ballot for a federal election. Most of the rules exist solely
>> to ensure the system remains a two-party system.
> That's the whole point of proposition 14. It gets at 2 popular candiates on
> the ballot and lets anyone who wants to run have a chance of getting elected.
Well, actually, no. Practically speaking, what it does is ensure that
there are exactly two contenders on the ballot for every office, one
Republican and one Democrat. Anyone else might as well just go home,
because if they can't get more nomination votes than either the
Republican or the Democrat, they're not getting on the ballot, period.
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