Fox & Hounds Blog Carries My Article on Why Independent Candidates are Doing So Much Better in the U.S. but Not in California

Fox and Hounds Daily, a California politics and government blog, has this article by me, showing that independent candidates around the U.S. are doing very well, but not in California.


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Fox & Hounds Blog Carries My Article on Why Independent Candidates are Doing So Much Better in the U.S. but Not in California — 3 Comments

  1. How much do you think this has to due with the size of voting districts, rather than the type of election system being used? All else being equal (pretend that prop 14 doesn’t exist), it would seem that it would be much easier for third parties to get elected to the New Hampshire State House rather than the California state house, simply due to size of districts. Same thing goes for governor, where an independent candidate for governor in California would have to reach out to a lot more voters than an independent candidate for governor in a smaller state.

  2. Simple — ABOLISH THE GERRYMANDER USA SENATE – A VESTIGE OF THE DARK AGE.

    divide ALL of the larger regimes – esp. CA.

  3. @Nick,

    There is an initiative to increase the size of the California legislature to 12,000 members (signatures are being validated). If approved, I expect that more independents will be elected.

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