Providence Journal Carries Op-Ed in Favor of Bill that Abolishes Straight-Ticket Device

The May 18 Providence Journal has this op-ed in favor of HB 8072, the bill to eliminate the straight-ticket device. It is authored by Rhode Island’s independent State Senator Ed O’Neill. Straight-ticket devices are especially harmful to independent candidates. In Rhode Island, the usual term for the straight-ticket devise is the “master lever.” That terms harks back to the says of mechanical voting machines.

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