Friday, October 28, 2011

Americans Elect: In states where party affiliation is required for primary participation, independent voters can't vote at all


AMERICANS ELECT
Overcoming Old Obstacles to Democracy in 2012 (Elliot Ackerman, Chief Operating Officer, AmericansElect.org, Huffington Post) Unfortunately, the Electoral College is not the only part of our system for picking a president where some peoples' votes count more than others. In our primary process, voters in states with early primary dates have disproportionate say. By the time voters in states with late primaries head to the polls, the race is often decided. And those voters are the lucky ones. In states where party affiliation is required for primary participation, independent voters can't vote at all.

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