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Why I Believe More Black Americans Are Now Voting Independent

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:21 PM

written by Dr. Jessie Fields for Blavity

African Americans and young people are at the forefront of an unrecognized movement of Americans in a political re-alignment that rejects both political parties and is largely unseen by mainstream media. The media projects the roiling political divides in the country as ideological battles between adherents of right versus left politics on issues such as border security vs. decriminalization of illegal immigration, or Medicare for all vs. private health insurance. But the real divide in the country is between the establishment elites of both parties and the growing base of Americans who are identifying as independents.

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On reform, both parties should start by looking inward

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:15 PM

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It’s Time to Break Up the Two-Party Monopoly

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:05 PM

Posted to Politics by Jim Jonas

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes recently made the argument in the New York Times for the break up of the social media giant by arguing it has become a dangerous monopoly that places too much power and influence in the hands of one company and one person (his former Harvard roommate, Mark Zuckerberg).

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Assembly eyes open primaries, end to straight ticket voting

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM

By MARK SCOLFORO for AP
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters would be able to vote in primaries even if they aren’t Democrats or Republicans and have easier absentee ballot deadlines under election law changes being considered by the Legislature.

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Opening primaries would be a game-changer in Florida politics

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:46 PM

written by Bill Cotterell for Tallahassee Democrat 

It won’t happen in time for next year’s elections — if ever — but the idea of opening up the political primary system seems to be gaining attention among Florida Democrats.

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NY Primary process should be opened to unaffiliated voters

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:37 PM

By Fred W. Thiele Jr. for Times Union

There are 213 members of the New York Assembly. I am the only one who is not a member of one of the two major parties. That means that, like my colleagues, I can vote on legislation that will affect the daily life of every New Yorker, but I couldn't vote in New York's presidential primary election in 2016.

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