Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You should not have to join a party to exercise your right to vote.

Over 90% of elections are decided during primaries, but because of restrictive elections laws only 10% of people participate.
 
Is it any wonder why Congress has a record low 10% approval rating?

You should not have to join a party to exercise your right to vote.

END PARTISANSHIP!

1 comment:

richardwinger said...

90% of the incumbents in Congress who are defeated, are defeated in the general election, not the primary. The voters know this, and that is why voter turnout in general elections is always at least 50% higher than in primaries, and sometimes twice as high.

When California had its first top-two primary in 2012, it had the lowest voter turnout for any primary that was held in conjunction with a presidential primary in 100 years, and California has only had a presidential primary for 100 years. No incumbent in federal or state office in California was defeated in the 2012 primary.