Are ballot positions behind challenge to Street?

    Ballot position selections are about as scientific as that seventh grade science fair project measuring the duration of flavor of different brands of gum. (No, I don’t remember the outcome. I did get an honorable mention, though.)

    And while informed voters likely couldn’t care less where their candidate lands on the list, it’s the non-informed voters candidates keep their eyes on.

    Philly Weekly (a NewsWorks partner) is wondering if Michael Nutter’s challenge to Milton Street has anything to do with seeing “Street” back on the ballot.

     

    While Street’s run (OK, slow jog) for mayor is a joke to some, PW’s Randy LoBasso can’t help but think the prospect of Seeing the following on a ballot:

    Mayor

    1. Street

    2. Nutter

    might be enough to sway the votes of some who haven’t been paying attention and aren’t thrilled with Nutter.

    Feed the Feed: Should ballot positions be determined in a different way, and does Nutter need to worry?

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