Sunday, July 25, 2010
JK Murphy gets it.
I ran across this little gem over at the Gwinnett Daily Post on the expensive nature of Georgia's cumbersome primary election process and just had to toss in my 2 cents. The readership is encouraged to head over and skip some stones as well. Here's my comment:
You hit the nail on the head with your outside the box solution for funding the republican and democrat primaries. Let them pay for the expense of determining their candidates like the Libertarian Party of Georgia does.
We picked a full slate of statewide candidates on 28 APR 10 at our yearly convention and did it on our own dime. If it's costing Gwinnett county 800K to sort this mess out, what's it costing the other other 158 counties in Georgia. Do we have $70 million dollars to waste on providing republicans and democrats a free lunch on primary day and a free snack on run off day?
They are the established political parties in power, they got money, make them use their own funds to pick their candidates not the public's purse.
Posted by Shane Bruce at 7:16 AM