Posted by Jesse Shayne on June 08, 2016 at 12:51 PM
Faces of Open Primaries: Chapel Hill, NC
We have treated politics as a sporting event—behaving as if we are cheering for our favorite team instead of asking why we even have a situation where only one of two parties can be elected. In 2016, the United States ranked 41st in World Free Press Index, meaning that the American people are making important decisions based off limited points of views. We need cleaner, open elections where candidates receive the same amount of money and media coverage and ensure that established candidates don’t have overwhelming advantages.
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