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On Day of Old Candidates and Old Props, a Fresh Idea



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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Santina Spadaro checks her ballot before casting her vote at a Manhattan polling place November 2, 2010 in New York City. President Barack Obama's Democrats are facing challenges from Republicans nationwide as they attempt to seize control of Capitol Hill. In the New York state gubernatorial race, Democrat Andrew Cuomo is favored to defeat Republican Carl Paladino. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Californians are facing a list of candidates and ballot propositions that may seem old and familiar to them. But there are a few new ideas out there.

    One came across my desk this morning. Timothy Vande Krol, a recent graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, has an interesting idea to introduce parties into the initiative process. His proposal would create an alternative way to qualify measures that does not rely on signature gathering efforts that can cost between $2 million and $3 million.

    The full proposal is here.