In a shocking turn of events and after millions of dollars being spent getting a top-two Arizona open primary initiative on the ballot, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Mark Brain kicked the initiative off the ballot for violating Arizona’s ‘single subject rule.’ The initiative included provisions that would ban the use of public monies to fund party committee elections.
“There is no good reason that a vote for or against that topic should be bundled with a vote on an open primary.” – Judge Mark Brian
It is important to note that the judge took the time to point out that he did not see any issues with regard to the top-two open primary issue itself. The sole issue before the court was whether the bill dealt with multiple issues; and it did.
IVN.us will be reporting on the Arizona Open Primary developing story in more detail tomorrow.