Independent voters, nonpartisan politics discussed at event
Oct. 25, 2012
Downtown Devil reported on Proposition 121, know as the Open Government Act, and an Oct. 17 Morrison Institute event about the independent voter movement, featuring national leaders Mickey Edwards and Jackie Salit:
Both Salit and Edwards discussed how politicians focus on the negative aspects of their opponents in order to get ahead in the polls. Edwards said politicians need to “pay a price for (their) behavior.” If voters did not respond to the negative campaigns then politicians would stop promoting them and focus on the issues at hand.