Minnesota Senator Campaigns For An Anti-Campaign Law Change
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A state lawmaker wants Minnesota candidates to have to compete against "None of the Above," with the threat of a new election featuring all-new candidates if that option prevails.
GOP Senator Branden Petersen's proposal is certainly a longshot, even by his own admission. But he's hoping the bill he introduced last week at least stirs some serious talk and gives frustrated voters an idea to rally around.
The proposal so far has been met with eye rolls and good-natured pokes, but is likely to get at least a Senate hearing.
It holds the potential for new elections if the "None of the Above" line garners the most votes.
Only Nevada now has a "None of the Above" law. But there the top vote-getting named candidate is declared the winner regardless.