- CALIFORNIA: Low turnout as most vote by mail (Contra Costa Times) The growing ranks of independent voters who eschew party registration has also drained interest in primaries, where parties select their nominees, Alexander said. "Almost 20 percent of the state's voters are decline-to-state and they literally didn't have a dog in this fight," Alexander added.
- IDAHO: Demos could storm GOP primary (Deseret News) And 56 percent of all Utah voters are officially unaffiliated
R.I. poll: Most favor scrapping Electoral College, electing presidents directly (Providence Journal)
Voters Give Media Failing Grades in Objectivity for Election 2008 (Rasmussen Reports)
- BIAW's paid media attack campaign against Governor Gregoire has begun (NW Progressive Institute Official Blog) One ad even attempted to blame Gregoire for the open (or pick a party) primary system first used by the state in 2004.
- Washington State Primary Has No Function in 3/4ths of Legislative Races (Ballot Access News)