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Posted by Pete Healey on April 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

We've been busy with our work in promoting the concepts of proportional representation, and that work has kept us away from this blog for some weeks now. We have every intention of returning to regular posts, any minute now, because the redistricting battle is now pretty much over and its victims are spilling out of the halls of power as we speak. There is much to say about the gentlemen who have recently announced their retirement from the state legislature, particularly the co-chair of LATFOR Jack McEneny, and we intend to say it. Give us another day or two to gather more information about the insider's game that is currentlly under way to replace the also-retiring Majority Leader of the State Assembly. We have also been heard on area radio stations and have attended several Occupy events in an effort to gauge their understanding of current politics and their readiness to engage in proportional politics and discussions. The reports on those fronts, I'm afraid, will not be encouraging. And lastly the local effort to bring proportional politics to New Paltz is just about completely lost and a full airing of the whys and wherefores of that debacle is due (hint: progressives prefer the two party system to a multi-party one!). Just a little more patience and you'll have the full scoop.

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2 Comments

Reply Dale
8:05 PM on April 12, 2012 
I've found that whichever side has the majority in a two-party system is the most likely to oppose election reforms. If you're having problems with progressives, then I assume that New Paltz leans Democratic?
Reply Pete Healey
3:35 PM on May 7, 2012 
I'm sorry to take so long to reply, Dale. Yes, New Paltz is a Democrat "progressive" town. What a pity too! They're so certain of their own rectitude they can't possibly be wrong about anything at all. They're standing in the way of electoral reforms on the local level because they're convinced that it's just a matter of "getting their people elected" and all will be right with the world.