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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

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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Bill to move to open primary elections represents ‘a promising day for independent voters across Pa.’

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:22 PM

Without question, election reform is in the air in Pennsylvania.

Legislation that would open up Pennsylvania’s Republican and Democratic primary elections to unaffiliated voters won approval on Tuesday of the Senate State Government Committee, along with several other bills to make changes to the state’s electoral process.

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