Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Maine parties avoid caucus reform

Remember the hotly contested 2008 presidential caucuses? Here in Maine, Republican caucus-goers discovered they have no say at all in who would be their nominee; Democrats found their system wasn't based on one person, one vote, but on an effectively arbitrary system that gave some caucus goers more than twenty times the voting power of others.

Guess what? The parties have no plans to change any of this for 2012.

As my column in Working Waterfront reveals, the Maine GOP intends to slip the status quo past the rank-and-file when rules are endorsed at their May 7 convention. Democrats ignore an obvious solution to their deeply flawed delegate-allocation system. The chairs of both parties don't want to talk about any of it.

Those wanting a little more background will find it here.

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