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

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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Rhody
Rhody
14 years ago

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.

Scott Bill Hirst
Scott Bill Hirst
14 years ago

Hi!
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.
Regards,
Scott

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