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Opening up primaries (for Maine)

Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 2:58 PM

editorial written for The Ellsworth American

Maine is a national leader when it comes to the way it runs its elections. Popular programs such as same-day voter registration, Clean Elections public financing and a paper record of every vote that can be relied on in the event of a recount put our state in the forefront of making sure everyone has a chance to make their voice heard on Election Day.

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Maine should have open primaries

Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 2:51 PM

written by the Editorial Board for Press Herald

Maine is a national leader when it comes to the way it runs its elections. Popular programs like same-day voter registration, Clean Elections public financing, ranked choice voting and a paper record of every vote that can be relied on in the event of a recount put our state in the forefront of making sure everyone has a chance to make their voice heard on Election Day.

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“All Voters Vote:” The campaign for open election primaries in Florida

Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 2:46 PM

written by Jeffrey Solomon for Florida Phoenix

There has been a real Washingtonization of politics in Florida. Gridlock, hyper-partisanship, corruption, favors for moneyed interests — politics in Florida have become toxic. So many promises have been broken and commitments betrayed, all within the prism of party politics. It’s no wonder that a survey of Florida voters found 93% want elected leaders that put the people of Florida ahead of the interests and goals of their own political party.

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