DePasquale introduces election reform...

DePasquale introduces election reform bills

There are 11 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Feb 26, 2011, titled DePasquale introduces election reform bills. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

State Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-West Manchester, announced the introduction of a package of four bills related to election reform.

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GoodDay

York, PA

#1 Feb 26, 2011
depasque should be sent to reform school and not
hang around with bill.
DJMF

York, PA

#3 Feb 26, 2011
Hopefully these bills will fail. Why should anyone who is not a member of the party cast a vote in the primary? The whole purpose of the primary is for the parties to select their candidates. Having non party members have a say in that process is not right. Also, if you can't vote on election day you can get an absentee ballot. Early voting should not be allowed.

Since: Feb 08

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#4 Feb 26, 2011
Depssquale is trying to even the playing field to get Independent and other third party members on the ballot and allow them to vote in the primary elections.
Everyone has a right to vote in the primary elections and have their voices heard. pa is one of the few states that doesn't allow independent and other third party candidates to vote in their primary elections.
DARK STAR

Mount Wolf, PA

#5 Feb 26, 2011
Pa. also has antique state stores, why Isn't he
worried about that ? Why are we forced to go to
Maryland ?
Steven C Johnson

Olyphant, PA

#6 Feb 26, 2011
"The second bill would require corporations to obtain shareholder approval before contributing an annual aggregate sum exceeding $10,000 in campaing contributions."

Why doesn't his bill require membership approval by the rank-and-file members before a union can contribute to a political party and/or candidate?

Could it be because he is a Democrat and the vast majority of union contributions go to Democratic candidates and the Democratic Party?

DePasquale is a hypocrite, pure and simple.
Supervoter

York, PA

#7 Feb 26, 2011
I don't think that anyone outside of a political party should vote for a party candidate in a primary election. If parties want to vote then run a candidate. If everyone is voting by "party jumping" then why even waste the money on a primary? Go straight to the general election.
dash

York, PA

#8 Feb 26, 2011
It would be ludicres to allow a Dem to vote for a Rep. in the primary. Primaries are meant for each party to decide who there candidate will be. Stupid S***. And what about all the money unions throw around?(a good deal of it taxpayers money) Remeber union teachers, govt. workers(use the term workers lightly) tax payers pay your damn salaries, benifits, etc. Thank God this stupid piece of garbage will not pass. Just DePasquale beint the liberal hack he is.

Since: Feb 08

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#9 Feb 26, 2011
Supervoter wrote:
I don't think that anyone outside of a political party should vote for a party candidate in a primary election. If parties want to vote then run a candidate. If everyone is voting by "party jumping" then why even waste the money on a primary? Go straight to the general election.
The reason there are NO third party candidates in the primary is because they need to get twice as many signatures on their campaign petitions as do the republicans or democrats. If they would have the same requirements there would be third party candidates in the primary.

Since: Feb 08

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#10 Feb 26, 2011
Read this and you will see why it is hard for third party candidates to get on the ballot for the General election. Third party candidates ARE NOT allowed to run in the primary elections in PA. This needs to be changed. The reason they are not allowed to run and are forced to get 67,000 signatures while the republicans and democrats have no signature requirements to run for certain offices.

http://www.paballotaccess.org/VCA_Trifold.pdf
Supervoter

York, PA

#11 Mar 4, 2011
DFBHD wrote:
<quoted text>
The reason there are NO third party candidates in the primary is because they need to get twice as many signatures on their campaign petitions as do the republicans or democrats. If they would have the same requirements there would be third party candidates in the primary.
The amount of signatures you need is based on the office you are seeking, not the party you want to represent.

Since: Feb 08

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#12 Mar 5, 2011
Supervoter wrote:
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The amount of signatures you need is based on the office you are seeking, not the party you want to represent.
WRONG!! Read my second post and the link with the nomination rules.

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