Ramsey County proposal lowers thresho...

Ramsey County proposal lowers threshold for voter initiatives

There are 3 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Ramsey County proposal lowers threshold for voter initiatives. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Ramsey County residents will be asked - twice - on Tuesday whether it should be a little easier to shake up government and get their own questions on the ballot.

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Splitting My Vote

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 27, 2010
IMHO, lowering the percentage of names needed by 3% - from 10% to 7% - just makes it that much easier for poorly-considered and/or specious measures to be brought to the ballot. Better to keep the threshold and allow an additional 15 days to find supporters. Then, if the proponents succeed in getting the requisite signatures, it shows a stonger support for the measure and dedicated people supporting it.
AnitMelting

Buffalo, MN

#2 Oct 27, 2010
Can I add "impeach Obama" ?
Resultssofar

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 2, 2010
Hey, good call. It's 8:45 p.m. on election night. Voters seem to be following your lead and voting NO on Question 1 and YES on Question 2. The Pioneer Press editorial called for the same NO / YES split, based on similar logic.
Splitting My Vote wrote:
IMHO, lowering the percentage of names needed by 3%- from 10% to 7%- just makes it that much easier for poorly-considered and/or specious measures to be brought to the ballot. Better to keep the threshold and allow an additional 15 days to find supporters. Then, if the proponents succeed in getting the requisite signatures, it shows a stonger support for the measure and dedicated people supporting it.

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