Friday, October 01, 2004

Jeff Habay makes great case for NOTA

Shaler native, PA State Represenative, Republican, Jeff Habay is in trouble with nagging ethics issues and the state's top attorney is pushing for larger charges. I'm not sure Habay he is guilty or not, but let's look at the bigger picture, democracy.
Jeff Habay in 2004
Video of Jeff:

NOTA is short for None Of The Above.

Habay is up for re-election in November, His term, like that of all state reps, goes for two years. On the ballot, Habay is without an opponent. Habay runs on the GOP ticket but has enough friends on the Dem side to write in Habay in the primary election so as to gain ballot access for both of the old parties.

I don't know who is going to beat Jeff Habay. However, someone should start to build a buzz about a write-in campaign for NOTA.

The NOTA option is used in elections elsewhere. When NOTA beats the candidates on the ballot, another election is called with different candidates. I'd like to see NOTA become a regular tool within our election process.

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