The passing of the Proposition 14 has caused a lot of changes in the state. The most major change involves the fact that in 2012, the opening of the primaries will occur. This will affect the entire state. This will mean the most for those who are involved in a political as well as those from various groups who have an interest in politics.
California Prop 14 is otherwise referred to as the open primary initiative. People were asked to vote on this proposition and 54% agreed for it to be passed. This resulted to major changes in the electoral processes in the state of California. Starting 2012, a pre-election will be held for the entire number of candidates. There will no more be party nominees. The top two candidates in the preliminary election will be the ones who will be competing against each other. Naturally, there are some groups of politicians who will benefit from this proposition while there will also be others who will stand to lose some advantage because of this.
One of the groups of people who will benefit from this is the independent political candidates, those who do not belong to a political party. Independent candidates often find it very difficult to keep up with the huge funds that those who belong to political parties have. They are often tasked with making sure that they will be able to work with their limited resources in promoting their candidacy. The Prop 14 has now made the playing field a little bit more even for both independent and large party candidates.
The California Prop 14 is also advantageous for all voters. With the previous electoral process, candidates usually try to play their best during the primaries but when it is already time for the actual and general election, they cease to perform as well as they had during the primary sessions. The Prop 14 will enable voters to see the candidates in a more genuine light. Also, the candidates will have to do well not only in front of those who believe in their party but to the believers of the opposite side as well.
Moderate Republicans will also find the California Proposition 14 advantageous. This is because California, who is known to be one of the states who is firmly rooted in the Republican convictions usually require candidates who are very strong Republicans. This is needed in order for them to succeed in the elections. Aside from these groups of people, a lot of businesses will also benefit from Prop 14. It is undeniable that a lot of businesses suffer when the one in position is not on their side. With the California Proposition 14, the chances of getting an even number of politicians with different political beliefs is increased. As a result, there will be a more uniform form of power.
There will also be certain groups who will stand to lose some advantage with the passing of the California Proposition 14. This includes state party powerhouses, small parties, some voters, and a couple of labor unions.