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The Great Voter Silencer: CA's Prop 14

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posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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I came across this, and if true, is very worrisome and troubling. Apparently California legislators are attempting to enact Prop 14, which according to the article will effectively end 3rd party participation in elections. Is anyone in California that can confirm this and tell me this isn't some sort of April Fool's joke?
Prop 14
Nothing really surprises me anymore in regards to California politically anymore but this one did.



California’s June primary features one of the most undemocratic initiatives ever foisted upon voters by politicians. Falsely called an “Open Primary,” when actually it is a Top 2 Primary, the initiative actually reduces voter choices, effectively silences third parties and will harm our democratic process.


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posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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For starters, California is not having a June primary this year..its on April 13.
Look at the wording on the source you cited, does it really sound credible to you???
I guess the jokes on you on April 1st....



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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I'm not from California, nor do I live there, so what those folks might want to do in their state is not of my concern. Just saying...states rights and all that sort of thing. I looked at the link and saw no date on the article. Was it, in fact, published this day, April Fool's Day?

No write in candidates. My state, Kentucky has this provision, too. Although it's not just cut and dry like this supposed Prop 14. To have a write in candidate be counted, there's some hoops the write in candidate must first jump through. Ron Paul did not jump, not sure why, in Kentucky for the 2008 POTUS elections. Hence my support for the Green Party candidate, just because she has bigger cajones than any of the male candidates that were on the ballot.


I would not like to see the proposition passed in California, but, like I mentioned, it does not personally affect me. But it does seem unfair. This reminds me of another shenanigan in, I think it was, New Jersey. The voters selected a democrat candidate in the primary election. later this guy was found to be most likely a loser. So the party removed him from the ballot and put some other candidate in his place. That didn't seem right to me, either, but, it wasn't my state, so their rules really don't concern me other than to say, gee, that sux.

Edit to add: Yeah, the article is probably a prank, but, hey, it concerns California. I lived there in the 1970's. Anything can happen there.


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posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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voterguide.sos.ca.gov...

The only state site I saw a recent prop 14 on is this. which allows anyone to run and takes away the need for party affiliation.

Do you look this stuff up before posting it?

or just expect us to do it for you.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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Today is day 1 of 4th month.

Prop 14.

Coincidence?



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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No need to be snarky. That is why I asked any Californians had heard of this because I did check and found :
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and most of these were written before 4/1/10

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posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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I have to apologize to you...I went and searched online and found this www.ballotpedia.org...(June_2010)
I tried going to the registrar of voters website and they dont have an online voters guide for June 8, 2010.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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No worries my friend these times have everyone a little overwound.
Although what is more distrubing is that there are not that many google hits on this particular proposal, as most of them talk about prop 14 in the 1960's.

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