Prop 62: Elections. Primaries.

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 8, 2004
Yes on 62 spokesmen Kevin Spillane says voters will get unlimited choice in an “open primary” for statewide and legislative races if Prop 62 passes. He says voters are familiar with the concept. CUT: Spillane17 :17 It’s that reduction to just two run-off candidates for the general election that angers Prop 62’s opponents. No on 62 spokesman Dave Gilliard says if there is a two candidate run-off, Third Party candidates will never make it to the November ballot. CUT: Gilliard10 :10 Gilliard notes that twenty years ago in Louisiana, the head of the Ku Klux Klan and a corrupt incumbent wound up as the only candidates for governor in November. Backers of Prop 62 say that won’t happen in California. That more moderate, not more radical candidates will proceed to the runoff. A rival measure, Proposition 60, would guarantee that- just like now – candidates of all seven recognized parties would appear on the November ballot. Both Prop 60 and Prop 62 may win majorities this November, but if so, whichever gets the greatest number of votes will become state law. SOC