California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Writes Op-Ed in Support of Bill Moving All California Primaries to March

The Sacramento Bee has this op-ed by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, advocating that the California legislature pass SB 568, the bill that moves all partisan primaries from June to March, in all election years. The California legislature is only in session through Friday, September 15. So far the bill has passed both chambers, but they differ, so the Senate must vote again.


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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Writes Op-Ed in Support of Bill Moving All California Primaries to March — 6 Comments

  1. Those who follow plurality elections will be forever destined to self-destruction and unhappiness in politics.

    Only pure proportional representation (PR) is fair and supported by all parties and independents.

    The United Coalition’s 7th California Parliament has been using pure proportional representation for more than twenty-two consecutive years and it works fine.

    http://www.usparliament.org/s 11.php

    Nobody has it as good as the United Coalition.

  2. California should split the primaries, and move the regular primary to September.

    They should then move the presidential primary to early March, and make it a direct nominating primary. Each California party would be permitted to determine other state results that would go into determining the popular vote winner and the nominee. Presidential candidates would name slates of presidential electors.

    Party elections should be moved to the odd years, and be conducted as all-mail ballots. Each party could provide notice of party meetings that select party officers, and/or provide ballots for election of officers. The State would provide for the mailing and collection of ballots. The parties would be responsible for counting the ballots, though they could contract with counties to do this.

  3. Alex Padilla, at the sole debate among Secretary of State candidates said that voters should vote for him so as to help Diane Feinstein pass the $15 minimum wage.

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