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Prop 14

California's Humpty-Dumpty Law

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Although SB 6 is sitting on a wall, its Humpty-Dumpty election rules do not have to fall.

California's Top Two Primary System Opens the Door to a Broader and Stronger Coalition for Political Reform

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Last week the California Supreme Court refused to issue an injunction blocking the implementation of Proposition 14 in several upcoming special electi...

Let's Have an Honest Debate About the Role of Parties

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Advocates of continued partisan control of our electoral process have begun to marshal their arguments in an attempt to close the breach California voters opened in the partisan citadel.

The Arnold Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Schwarzenegger has less than seven months left in the governorship. He's strictly a lame duck, right? Well, no. Schwarzenegger may have a big role to play in the general election.

2010 California Primaries: Voters OK Open Primaries, Reject PG&E

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Blaming political parties for California's dysfunction, voters dumped the state's partisan primary but got no guarantee it would c...

Move On, MoveOn!

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit should "move in" with the progressive wing of the independent movement. Together we can fix our democracy by backing the structural political reforms which give power to the people, not to the parties.

Why Independents Are Right and Ralph Nader Is Wrong About Proposition 14

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Prop 14 would allow all voters, whether affiliated with a party or not, to vote in an all-inclusive first round in which every candidate is listed on the ballot with their party preference next to their name.

Words Matter: Voters to Get Fair Wording of California Open Primary Initiative

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Harry Kresky

The battle over the wording of CA prop 14 likely ended yesterday. So concluded a week of intrigue in which partisans attempted to derail the initiative through a backdoor legal maneuver.