Upper Left Coast

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today's stretch from the Oregonian

From today's Oregonian editorial on the Washington state top-two primary, which the paper is falling all over itself to bring to Oregon:
Party leaders abhor this idea, but Washington state voters clearly love it. They voted overwhelmingly to adopt the system, and in Tuesday's otherwise ho-hum primary they turned out by the biggest percentage since 1972 when the electorate was enflamed over the Vietnam War.
Washington state voters clearly love it? Well, it did pass by a nearly 60-40 margin (in 2004), but that big percentage of yesterday's vote? About a quarter of voters -- 27.3 percent.

What a ringing endorsement.


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