Re: SCA 4 - Elections: open primaries

From: Ronald Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Wed Feb 25 2009 - 15:21:17 CST

Alan Dechert wrote:
> This is one of the stranger developments I have seen in the world of
> elections. Maldonado got this through as part of a deal to get the
> budget passed. The description "open primaries" seems a bald-faced lie.
>
> As I read it, this provision would eliminate primaries, not make
> primaries open. This is really a runoff system. the two top vote
> getters would make it to the general election regardless of party
> affiliation. ...
This is a great way to discourage third-party candidates, and thus to
further mess up our politics.

-R
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