Arizona's Left Leaning Community
Yesterday arguments were heard in front of Judge Mark Brain in regard to the complaint made against Open Government Committee (Top 2 ballot initiative) stating violation of the AZ single subject rule for initiatives.
The Judge promised a decision early next week. At this time, plaintiffs Save Our Vote, Republicans Lisa Gray and Jamie Molera, Libertarian Barry Hess and the League of Women Voters of Arizona were joined by Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo and Democratic county commissioner Mary Rose Wilcox.
FairVote AZ has come out in opposition of Top 2 and presented a letter to Secretary of State for publication.
Top 2 problem evaluated in California Top-two primary hurt competit...
By Steven Hill, Special to The Bee
In early June, California held an election featuring the first-time use of the top-two primary and legislative districts redrawn by an independent commission. Both of these reforms have been touted nationwide as ones that could help elect more moderates, decrease legislative polarization and increase competition and voter choice.
Yet a recent analysis by FairVote of election results from the June 5 primary shows these reforms failed to live up to the hype. Even worse, the top-two primary turned many legislative races into a crapshoot that has led to undemocratic results. [emphasis added]
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