Monthly Archives: April 2012
No one has qualified to be on the Republican primary ballot in Oregon for Attorney General or Treasurer. So, whoever wins the most write-ins in the Republican primary will be the Republican nominees. Republican Party officials are afraid the Democratic candidates will try to persuade Republican voters to write-in in the Democratic candidates. To counter […]
Tacoma Weekly, a free weekly newspaper in Tacoma, Washington, has this editorial, expressing the idea that top-two election systems are a bad idea because they eviscerate minor parties. Tacoma Weekly has existed since 1987. Thanks to J. Mills for the link.
On April 30, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is widely expected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee this year, endorsed former California Superior Court Judge Jim Gray for the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nomination. Gray was appointed to the Superior Court in 1989 by California Governor George Deukmejian, and served as a Judge […]
Republican Party national convention rules do not permit anyone to be nominated unless the candidate has plurality “support” from at least five states. Ron Paul has been gaining enough delegates in the various party meetings that actually choose delegates, to have a chance at meeting the 5-state “support” rule. See this post about Massachusetts from […]
Texas holds non-partisan city elections on May 12, and then on May 29 holds its partisan primaries for all partisan office, including President. Having two separate kinds of election only 17 days apart has consequences that are explained in this article.
The Russian Parliament has passed a bill to again let Russian voters choose Governors for the various regions of Russia. See this story. Under current law, all the Governors are appointed by the central government.