“Election law brawl; Soros v. Lincoln”

San Diego Reader: 

San Diego Republicans are facing off against liberal billionaire George Soros in an improbable big-money brawl about whether the city should change its election laws. The way it is now, candidates for city office who get more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary are automatically elected and don’t have to face the second-highest vote-getter in the fall. The San Diego chamber of commerce’s political action committee has put up $50,000 so far to defeat Measure K, a proposal to require run-offs in all cases. The GOP Lincoln Club has done the same.

Now comes the Open Society Policy Center of Washington DC, ponying up $200,000 in favor of the measure.


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