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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2012, 01:15:17 am »
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Since Rossi got greater than 5%, I think they qualified under a reasonable interprentation of the law.

Notice that it would be much harder for a 3rd party to qualify as a major party under the stupid top 2 system?
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2012, 01:20:56 am »
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N. Korea one party voting habits must be popular in Washington.

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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2012, 01:46:59 am »
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This is an idiotic technicality and will never be upheld.

Would it be upheld if it was being used to keep the Libertarians, the Greens, the Constitution Party, or any other 3rd party off the ballot?
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2012, 03:26:51 am »
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N. Korea one party voting habits must be popular in Washington.
Evidently. I cannot see a legitimate alternative explanation for this "top two" crap passing a referendum.
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2012, 08:40:46 am »
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No wonder it's difficult for a Republican to win there.

Obviously if not recounting, Washington would be solidly Republican in preside...

Never mind.
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2012, 10:59:25 am »
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N. Korea one party voting habits must be popular in Washington.
Evidently. I cannot see a legitimate alternative explanation for this "top two" crap passing a referendum.

In the case of Washington-state it's because of a desire for zero-party rule.  Washington was one of those states (along with California and Alaska) that had employed the blanket primary, in which a person can choose to vote in the Democratic primary for Governor and the Republican primary for Senator, etc.  That was ruled unconstitutional in the 2000 case California Democratic Party v. Jones.  The nonpartisan blanket primary that was already in use in Louisiana was adopted by referendum.  Effectively, the only race that remains partisan in Washington is the presidential race, which gives another possible way to rule -  the 5% threshold now can be met or set only by the Presidential race, and the Democrats and Republicans have major party status because of the result in that race.

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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2012, 05:37:03 pm »
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The state legislature/Supreme Court will probably do something about it.  I don't see how Romney really ends up failing to qualify for the ballot in Washington state.
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