|By erecting more hurdles for citizen initiatives to clear,the chamber and the Legislature showed how unlevel the electoral playing field really is.Petitioners must run a complex legal gantlet that includes gathering 611,000 valid signatures;lawmakers vote their constitutional amendments straight onto the ballot.Indeed,80% of amendments come from the Legislature.So if anyone's hijacking the referendum process, [it's]Tallahassee
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
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