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  •  Curious (0+ / 0-)

    Has there ever been an effort at any time to move to even-numbered years for elections?  Not that wed want it (what will we talk about in off years then :-)) but just curious if anyone has ever tried.

    "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

    by rdw72777 on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 08:28:37 AM PDT

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    •  Dunno (1+ / 0-)
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      James Allen

      I know that the reason NJ has them when they do is because they used to have a single, three-year term for governors. Then it got extended to four, though if they'd just waited one more cycle before doing it, it would have lined up with the presidential elections.

    •  There's no way it would ever get through (2+ / 0-)
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      the House of Delegates. Off-off-year elections benefit Republicans, so they'd never agree to moving state elections to even-numbered years.

      •  Well I did say try (0+ / 0-)

        I'm sure changing it has no chance.  I was just wondering if there had ever been a push to do it anyways.  

        Quite an interesting history behind how the dat got set and changed over the years from what I just read, way better then us boring even-year election states.

        "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

        by rdw72777 on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 09:41:41 AM PDT

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