Opposition to Top Two Elections Resolution
Adopted by the National Committee – April 2011 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Whereas, popular dissatisfaction with the Democrat and Republican parties has never been higher and demand for more political change has never been greater, and
Whereas, in a Top Two election system all candidates for an office run against each other in the first round of voting, the two candidates with the most votes in the first round are nominated to move on to the final election, and in the final election between two candidates, the candidate with the most votes wins, and
Whereas, calls for Top Two election methods claim election efficiency and more representative candidates, but implementation of such systems has effectively limited choices for voters, therefore be it
Resolved, that the Constitution Party stands opposed to all Top Two election systems which result in limiting the choices for voters in general elections, and be it further
Resolved, the Constitution Party stands in unity with the principles espoused by The Free and Equal Elections Foundation and other like minded groups in opposing implementation of Top Two election systems and be it further
Resolved, the Constitution Party supports legal, legislative, and political action to repeal and rescind California and Washington “Top Two” election laws.