Joint Election of Lt. Governor and Governor Undemocratic – Dilutes Citizens’ Votes

Senate Bill 437 Would Deprive Voters of Their Right to Cast One Vote for Each Candidate on Her Own Merits. If Missouri voters wanted Lt. Governors and Governors of the same party, isn’t that what we would have now? Elections Should Be Non-Partisan
Dec. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- Pre-Filed Senate Bill 437 Would Deprive Voters of Their Right to Cast One Vote for Each Candidate on Her Own Merits.

ST. CHARLES, MO, December 2, 2011 – Mike Carter, today, reacted forcefully to yesterday’s pre-filing of Senate Bill 437 wherein future Missouri Lieutenant Governors and Governors would be forced to run on one ticket.  

“This is plain wrong on many levels.  But most importantly, clumping candidates together deprives voters of one of their most fundamental rights; the right to cast one vote for one candidate or issue.  Missouri voters do not want their votes diluted and have shown on several occasions that they routinely want Lt. Governors & Governors of different parties in office simultaneously.  If Missouri voters wanted Lieutenant Governors and Governors of the same party, isn’t that what we would have now?” said Carter.

Carter insists he’s right about the voting public’s desire given that very recent voter preferences provided us Democratic Lt. Governor Carnahan with then Republican Governor Ashcroft along with Kinder and Nixon now.  Carter knows that it should not be the province of the legislature to regularly contravene the publics’ will – similar to the mistake it made with Proposition B, the Missouri Dog Breeding Regulation Initiative.  He points out that he actively and fervently supported Missouri’s failed Conceal and Carry Proposition in 1999 and was genuinely conflicted when the legislature overrode the publics’ statewide vote.

Carter says, Missouri's Lt. Governor, Governor party dichotomy points to the fact that Missouri is an independent voting state that would prefer non-partisan elections.

Further, Carter says that all elections should be non-partisan and points to the public’s current never-before-seen levels of disdain for government as proof that the two-party system is not providing proper results.  Further, he contends the two parties have our democracy in a stranglehold and have really become one amalgamated team -- especially when it comes to government operations management and spending.  

“There simply is no genuinely defendable reason to have partisan elections in the internet age; voters are not uninformed simpletons that need block-driven stereo types to help them not think; rather, in-depth information about nearly every political candidate in the United States is available at the click of a keyboard or swipe of the smart-phone screen,” says Carter.

Carter is an Independent-minded Republican who has cast votes for Ross Perot and Ron Paul.  He is a former judge, real estate attorney, Senior Lecturer for the University of Missouri, corporate counsel, and Director at the St. Louis Board of REALTORS.

Contact: Chad Carter (Mike Carter for Missouri Lt. Governor) -- (314) 503-9285; chad@Vote4Carter.com

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2012 Lt. Governor Candidate, Carter is running for the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Office in the State of Missouri

Carter is an Independent-minded Republican who has cast votes for Ross Perot and Ron Paul. He is a former judge, real estate attorney, Senior Lecturer for the University of Missouri, corporate counsel, and Director at the St. Louis Board of REALTORS.
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