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Proposition 14

California Primary Ballot Hodgepodge: We Need a Return to Voting By Party Members Only

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Wasn't the purpose of political primaries to take the process out of the hands of big city bosses and to allow the citizenry of each state to choose their nominees?

Independents to Minor Parties: Don't Fight Us; Join Us

Harry Kresky | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Harry Kresky

In the current situation, where the issue of the day is one of process, Americans understandably see minor parties as smaller versions of the major parties. They are declaring their independence from parties of all kinds.

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...

Why People Hate Politics

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Rather than engage in discussion and debate, many politicians find it easier to demonize their opponents, rather than debate the issues.

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...

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.

Top Two Reasons To Reject The Top Two Primary

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Here are the top two reasons to reject Prop 14, also called the "Top Two" Primary. First, Prop 14 will stifle political competition and debate. Second, Prop 14 will deprive voters of a full range of candidate choices.