Monday, June 14, 2010

The Worst Election Reform Idea Ever?

Well, I'm sitting in the cafe of the Badlands Interior Motel (free internet in the middle of nowhere!) waiting for the gumbo to dry out, and I just read this superb column by George Will (son of philosophy prof. Frederick L. Will). It describes a primary election process voted through last week by the clueless voters of California.

It is designed (literally, intended) to elect politicians who are "moderate" (eg., idea-free, inconsistent) and incidentally makes it impossible for parties like the Greens and the Libertarians to have candidates on November ballots.

With any luck, it will be struck down as unconstitutional.
Post a Comment