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Leon Panetta: Washington 'dysfunction' threatens our democracy

Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 1:29 PM

by Julia Limintone for Fox Business

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday warned that dysfunction in Washington threatens American democracy.

“Our democracy is not going to work unless both sides are willing to deal with each other,” Panetta told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo Friday during an exclusive interview. “That's the basis of our democracy."

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UnRig It: "There's Something Rotten in Denmark!"

Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 1:26 PM

written by Jim Jonas for IVN

NANR's Executive Director interviews two guests this month. First up, John Opdycke, President of Open Primaries, activist and strategist with more than 25 years of experience working in independent, alternative and reform politics. John discusses how the election reform movement is growing and some of its challenges, "politics as usual," and the ongoing efforts of Open Primaries in Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona and more.

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10 Facts You Need to Know About CA's Confusing and Unconstitutional Presidential Primary

Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 11:18 AM

written by Shawn Griffiths for IVN

On July 23, 2019, the Independent Voter Project (IVP)-- one of 7 plaintiffs -- filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla (Boydsten v. Padilla) for failing to provide an open presidential primary as required by the state constitution.

Over the last several years, IVP has warned the secretary of state and the state legislature that millions of registered voters would be disenfranchised by a semi-closed presidential primary process that is both confusing and broadly criticized.

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Former leaders of state’s Republican, Democratic parties: Why Pennsylvania should allow independents to vote in primaries

Posted by Russell Daniels on September 30, 2019 at 11:36 AM

written by T.J Rooney & Alan Novak for PennLive

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly heads back to Harrisburg to take up the commonwealth’s business, a priority for their fall agenda should be passing Senate Bill 300. This proposal would enable Pennsylvania’s unaffiliated voters to have a voice in casting votes in either the Republican or Democrat ballot on primary election day.

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