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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 05:12 AM
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Voters approve California open primary
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Source: LA Times

Proposition 14 victory changes future elections for congressional, state legislative and statewide offices. California voters went to the polls Tuesday and recast future elections in the state by passing a ballot measure that creates open primaries, one of five propositions on the ballot.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who championed the open-primary measure, called its passage a "historic change" that "sends a clear message that Californians are tired of partisan gridlock and dysfunction."

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Check out link to better story (BELOW, written before results) regarding details of Prop 14 & opposition from both parties... "Why on Earth would you want to destroy the two-party system?" demanded Colbert, who parodies a right-wing cable news host.

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  -Voters approve California open primary tomm2thumbs  Jun-09-10 05:12 AM   #0 
  - My head is spinning  Auggie   Jun-09-10 05:36 AM   #1 
  - Me too.  alp227   Jun-09-10 04:04 PM   #11 
  - This makes it harder for third parties, not easier. n/t  n2doc   Jun-09-10 08:46 AM   #2 
  - How's this working in Washington state?  SpankMe   Jun-09-10 09:33 AM   #3 
  - Agree  Frances   Jun-09-10 10:34 AM   #4 
  - While that may be true in Orange County maybe not in San Francisco  mikelgb   Jun-09-10 10:40 AM   #6 
     - Just curious  Frances   Jun-09-10 10:42 AM   #7 
        - The proposition says statewide. It mandates most local offices be nonpartisan.  mikelgb   Jun-09-10 11:00 AM   #9 
  - Does anybody have an informed forecast for this?  tqla   Jun-09-10 10:37 AM   #5 
     - It is hard to say how it will play out statewide  mikelgb   Jun-09-10 10:44 AM   #8 
        - Hmmm. I guess we'll just have to see.  tqla   Jun-09-10 11:08 AM   #10 

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