October 14, 2009
"Will Chris Daggett Fall Victim To The Ballot Order Effect?"
Via Richard Winger, who has been all over the New Jersey ballot design/ballot designation issue, comes this Marc Ambinder post. Marc makes some good points, though I see the issue more as one of ballot design than ballot order (more coverage from Richard here and here). I had been hoping to write about this significant issue, but just have not had the time. Though I am very skeptical that Daggett could win, ballot design could well be the deciding factor in this race. In other words, the New Jersey race could be decided ultimately by how local election officials in New Jersey decide in their broad discretion how to list third party candidates on the ballot.