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Open primaries and democracy

I was stopped by my favorite petition guy outside courthouse. Over the years, I have signed many petitions that have become Florida law. One of the few benefits to living in the Sunshine state. This is direct democracy in action.

So I readily signed the petition for raising minimum wage ... too slow of a process but calls for COL increases once implemented.

I did not sign the one for open primaries. I lived in Georgia as a child and I remember the rat-fíg by Republicans that got us Lester Maddox as governor. The petition guy said it would be like the California system ... 2 candidates with most votes would square off.

I am interested in opinions here. Seems it would
1.allow independents to vote in primaries, thus increasing democratic participation
2.allow for party mischief as in voting for the worst candidate in the opposite party.

Please let me know what you think, especially those familiar with the California system.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 10:34 AM (6 replies)

The most disappointing thing in Mueller report so far?

Absolutely no delving into whether Russian hacking affected the vote. The report brushed aside the question of whether the Florida county that was infiltrated actually suffered real tampering of the votes. The matter is supposed to be under FBI investigation, which means we will never know. To me itís criminal not to know, more than 2 years later.

Other disappointments ... Alfa bank connection, inability of the feds to read much of the Manafort communications because of encryption. I truly thought mueller knew all. So far, Iíve learned as much of more from News sources.

Pretty disappointed with first 100 pages.

While Iíve consoled myself with the ongoing SDNY investigations, itís likely the SDNY will not indict Trump because of the same justice department policy of not indicting a sitting president.

The obstruction parts will probably be meatier. I think trump couldnít get all the people who werenít with him before he was president to lie for him.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Sun Apr 21, 2019, 05:30 PM (1 replies)

Iran Contra and Watergate hearings - Correct me if I'm wrong

Didnít these hearings start as just hearings?
Why canít we hold hearings and see where everything leads? If they lead to impeachment so be it.

Need to line up the witnesses stat and fill the summer with testimony
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:38 PM (8 replies)

How do I change from Undecided to Inslee?

Posted by MaryMagdaline | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:46 AM (14 replies)
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