A poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times and for the University of Southern California shows that California’s Proposition 14 has the support of 52% of the voters. 28% oppose it. The other 20% is undecided. See this story. The poll was conducted May 19-26. The previous poll, by the PPIC, showed support at 60%
With 86% of the vote counted, the presidential candidate of Colombia’s Party of National Social Unity is far outpacing the presidential candidate of the Green Party. Juan Manuel Santos has 46.5%, and the Green Party’s nominee, Antanas Mockus, has 21.7%. The Party of National Social Unity was formed in 2006. If no one gets 50%,
On May 25, a U.S. District Court in Washington state moved the date for the opening of the trial in Washington State Republican Party v Washington State Grange from October 4 to November 15. This case concerns the constitutionality of Washington state’s top-two election system.
Reykjavik, capital city of Iceland, held city council elections on May 29-30. Fifteen seats were up. Six of those seats have been filled by members of the Best Party, a new party founded by a comedian to make a satiric point. See this story. Thanks to Eric Garris for the link.
On May 30, the Libertarian Party national convention elected Mark Hinkle as the new national chair. He replaces Bill Redpath, who has been chair for the past two terms. Mark Rutherford is the new vice-chair; Alicia Mattson is the new secretary; James Oaksun is the new treasurer.
The Vallejo Times-Herald of May 30 has this editorial, recommending a “No” vote on California’s Proposition 14, the top-two ballot measure on the June 8 ballot.