In 2010, by a 3-to-1 majority, District voters amended the District’s Charter to create a new elected office of Attorney General. Four-three other states have elected AG’s. Who doesn’t? Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii – territories or former territories. Where does DC want to be? Voters made it clear at the ballot box they want to be with the vast majority of states which elected their AG, including neighboring Maryland and Virginia.
So what’s the problem? Entrenched interests, pay-to-play donors, and politics as usual don’t want an independent voice, one who serves at the will of the people. Chuck Thies, one of DC’s brightest political observers, lays it all out in his column today:
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