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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 03:03 PM
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3. I don't know what to think about the Repubs being against redistricting.
Those stories seem suspicious to me. What better way to get Dems to embrace it than to get some--Dreier?! big Thug and Arnold's close friend--to say they have fears about it? What a way to hide the salivating that could be going on.

But still, it could be a good thing. I don't like it at all that there is only one uncontested race in California districts! It makes for a lot of complacency. But than I don't know much about anything.

And I found this about McPherson:

McPherson authored and passed some very important pieces of legislation to reform the election process. He has authored legislation that would require candidates to post their FPPC reports on-line and to ensure there is no duplicative voting by requiring voters to be recognized by a unique identifier. He also authored legislation to create a bipartisan commission to study the effectiveness of the Political Reform Act, and has continuously pushed for campaign finance reform.

This kind of reform is more Republican minded, since their whole schtick is to accuse evil felons, crackheads, etc. from stuffing the ballot box. It makes me suspicious if this is the kind of reform he has advocatecd. Then it would give him a platform to say he cares about voting reform. They really may want to make this a partisan issue.

I suppose we have to get busy writing all the Dems saying that they need to make sure where he stands on the reforms made by Kevin Shelley.
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