Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rich Moniak, Alaska: A completely open primary in a state dominated by independent voters would serve the people better

This in from Rich Moniak at Juneau Empire:  

So how did Murkowski fail to get her supporters to vote in the primary? Aside from too many voters trusting polls that predicted she would easily win, it may well be a lot of voters dislike our semi-closed primary. After all, almost 60 percent of the electorate isn't registered with either of the major parties. That figure lines up well with the widespread disapproval independents hold for both the Republicans and Democrats in Congress. So it seems reasonable most people would prefer a fully open primary....  A completely open primary in a state dominated by independent voters would serve the people better...

THANK you, Rich Moniak!

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