Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Significant Victory for Open Primaries and Voting Rights in South Carolina for Independents and African American Voters
John Opdycke on 08/27/2013 in INV
Jackie Salit and general counsel Harry Kresky traveled to South Carolina to defend open primaries from the Greenville County Republican Party, which has been attempting to force the state to enact closed primaries since 2010. After hearing arguments from both sides, Federal Judge Mary Lewis sided with the defendants and dismissed the case – a significant victory for open primaries advocates.
IndependentVoting.org issued a press release in the wake of the ruling, stating: “Political crossfire inside the Republican Party gave rise to this lawsuit but African American and independent voters would have been the big losers if the primaries had been closed as a result.”...
Read Opdycke's full article here
Read more about IndependentVoting.org's campaign for open primaries here