Thursday, November 10, 2011

Open Primaries Trump Partisan Elections for Voter Input

  • Election results 2011: Voters signal that GOP overreached (By Mark Trumbull, Christian Science Monitor) Recent nationwide opinion polls reveal a frustrated electorate, with a large majority seeing the nation going down the "wrong track." Yet that frustration is fueled partly by a desire among independent voters for more moderation in policies – such as compromises by both parties on core issues such as taxes and spending.
  • GOP: Benefits for rich could go (By: Marin Cogan and Manu Raju, Politico) The Occupy Wall Street movement has generated enormous media attention for its protests across the country as it tries to highlight income inequality — so much so that the language is creeping into Republican talking points and interviews.
  • Too many story changes for Cain (By Em Gorham, Duquesne Duke - Dusquesne University) Republican voters are not the only people that Cain needs to worry about. In the United States, 20 states have open primaries, meaning that Democrats and Republicans can vote in whichever primary they'd like, including the ever important early primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, as well as my home state, Virginia.

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