[EM] To Bill Lewis Clark re: stepping-stone

Bart Ingles bartman at netgate.net
Sat Jan 24 16:03:09 PST 2004

Bart Ingles wrote:
> In a near replay of 2002, but using FPP this time, Arnold took Riordan's
> place as the moderate republican, and McClintock replaced Simon in the
> recall election of 2003.  With the simpler FPP system, more voters
> understood the need to support Schwarzenegger in order to defeat Davis.
> If the two-round system hadn't confounded this need for strategy in
> 2002, there probably wouldn't have been a recall.

Actually, Bustamante was the stand-in for Davis in the replacement part
of the recall ballot.  Davis voters were able to vote for both Davis and
Bustamante, much like an approval election.

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