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By Harold Pease Ph.D.
Special to Valley News 

Is the Constitution relevant in local and state elections?


Last updated 5/17/2018 at 9:26am

With election signs everywhere, it is well to note that it is unrealistic to expect national candidates to follow the Constitution when voters did not insist that they did so in local and state elections. After all, many simply move up to higher office. Some may even view the Constitution as irrelevant at these levels.

Several years ago, at a public debate for county supervisor in California, the public was invited to offer written questions. I did so and watched the debate monitor, with a puzzled look on his face, sideline my question in preference to others. I presumed it was because it r...

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