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R.I. Legislature Passes Bill to Move Presidential Primary from March to February

Published on October 31, 2007, by in General.

The Rhode Island legislature had adjourned for the year in June. However, on October 30, they came back for a one-day session, to consider whether they wished to override any gubernatorial vetoes. In a surprise move, the legislature also used its one-day session to pass S1152, which moves the presidential primary from March to February. The bill passed both houses, but the vote in the House was 38-25, and some House members are asking the Governor to veto that bill. Thanks to Franco Mattei for this.

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  1. That idea of a National Primary Day is getting more and more relevant, as many states have been moving up their presidential primaries. Right now it’s an absolute mess– candidates spend most of focus on Iowa and NH and SC, then suddenly we get a bunch, but not all, of the rest of the states’ primaries early in the year. And that leaves what for the rest of the states later on? Extra campaign buttons? How about thrown away buttons?? Natl. Primaries Day (all states on one day) looks interesting.

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