The Progressive-Democratic Party version is playing out in California. The good citizens of the state senatorial district straddling Orange, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties want to recall state Senator Josh Newman (D), who voted for a 12/gal gasoline tax increase. A successful recall also would jeopardize the Progressive-Democrats’ supermajority in each house of California’s legislature, and so the one-party rule that’s currently devastating the state but accruing political power to those Progressive-Democrat incumbents.
Can’t have that.
This is where free elections, Progressive-Democrat style, comes in.
Turnout in special elections typically drops more for Democrats than Republicans. So Democrats last month passed legislation adding procedural hurdles that would delay the recall election from this fall to next June’s midterm primary, when liberal turnout is expected to be higher.
Democrats are also imploring the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission to upend a campaign-finance law that voters approved in 2000.
Yet Democrats now say legislators should be allowed to donate unlimited sums to their colleagues.
That would allow Progressive-Democrats in the state’s “safe” districts to pour money into Newsom’s defense. Can you hear the screams from the Left that decried so piteously the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling? I’m having trouble making them out.
Yeah, this will be a fair and free recall election, all right.