April 11, 2007

Rhode Island: Where Pols Are Afraid You'll Know Their Names

Carroll Andrew Morse

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to “hold for further study” the bill introduced by Senators June Gibbs (R-Little Compton/Middletown/Newport/Tiverton) and David Bates (R-Barrington/Bristol) that would abolish straight-ticket party voting in Rhode Island general elections. The House tabled a similar bill at the end of March.

Apparently, Rhode Island Democrats are afraid that they can’t win elections amongst the voters who actually know their names!

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Only the most good 'ol boy Democrat (certainly not a liberal one!!!) could support straight-ticket party voting.
Time to join the 21st century, General Assembly.

Posted by: Rhody at April 11, 2007 2:16 PM

Connecticut prohibits a master lever for voting and the state constitutional amedment was approved in that state not than many years ago.Obviously in a strictly partisan sense a master lever is generally beneficial for Democrats in Rhode Island as they are clearly the dominant party.

Posted by: Scott Bill Hirst at April 13, 2007 10:53 AM
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