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September 28, 2007

No Electoral Change Coming in California

Back in August I wrote (external link) about the recent effort by some California Republicans to switch from the current winner-take-all electoral system to a proportional award of votes. In that post, I explained why I thought it was a bad idea.

So I'm pleased to note that the attempt to change California's electoral system has flopped.

There remained a chance that the measure could be revived, but only if a major donor were to come forward to fund the petition drive. However, time is short to gather the hundreds of thousands of signatures needed by the end of November. And backers said Thursday that they believed the measure was all but dead, at least for the 2008 election.

" 'Shambles' is the wrong word," said strategist Marty Wilson, who curtailed his fundraising efforts weeks ago. "The campaign never got off the ground."

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posted by Gabriel Malor at 03:21 PM

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