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Texas Democratic Legislator Introduces Bill for Top-Two for State Elections, but not Congressional Elections

Published on February 28, 2013, by in General.

Texas Representative Mark Strama (D-Austin) has introduced HB 1842, which would implement a top-two primary for state office, but not county or federal office. The bill has no co-sponsors. Thanks to Patrick Dixon for this news.

9 Responses

  1. :-)

    Looks like thankfully this bill is going nowhere.

    SCREW ALL FASCIST TOP TWO BILLS AND LAWS!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Demo Rep

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  3. PTK

    Kind of off topic, but is anybody having problems accessing Politics1.com

  4. :-)

    @3 Nope the site works fine for me

  5. Andy

    So the evil Top Two rears its ugly head in yet another state, but this time one that does not have a state wide initiative process. Hopefully it will be squashed again.

  6. Be Rational

    Every party has the right to place a candidate on the ballot in the general election – in November. Every independent has the right to be on the ballot in the general election in November. (Yes, a tiny signature requirement to assure candidates are serious could be appropriate.)

    Every voter has the right to choose among ALL the candidates presented by parties and independent candidates at the General Election – in November.

    “Top-two” is a plan to create a one-party state where the only party allowed to run candidates is the “Top-two” party.

    “Top-two” is a violation of the rights of voters and candidates.

    “Top-two” is a scheme by the power elite, heavily promoted by shills, including here on BAN, who are trying to fool the people into creating a one-party state as in the old USSR.

    “Top-two” is evil.

    “Top-two” creates a one-party state as in the old USSR.

    Under “top-two” the only party allowed to place candidates on the ballot for the General Election in November is the “Top-two” party.

    All other candidates – Democrat, Republican, all third parties and Independents are excluded.

    Under “top-two” the voters have no choice other than the candidates of the “Top-two” party.

    “Top-two” must be stopped and repealed wherever passed.

  7. Jim Riley

    Why should party bosses have a right to place a candidate on the ballot?

    Be Rational Party Boss: “Hello, yes I’d like to place an ad for a riding lawnmower in Tuesday’s edition”

    Secretary of State: “Err… I think you may have the wrong number.”

    Be Rational Party Boss: “Oh sorry. I meant to say I’d like to place a candidate for the Beer Rat party on the ballot. We’re running…”

    Secretary of State: “There is no need for that. He can simply run himself. You’re free to support his candidacy of course.”

  8. Casual Bystander

    Riley is such a putz!

  9. Be Rational

    Riley, you’ve been exposed as a shill for the power elite. Now you’re posting like that Oooogle guy. Why not give up your evil alliance, get a real job, and stop trying to foist the evil “Top-two” one-party, USSR-styled state on the American people.

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