The Independent View
All registered voters should take part in the candidate selection process we call Primaries.
- Michael Drucker commented on New Harvard Business School Report Says Open Primaries Can Help Fix a Failing Political System 2018-01-12 12:24:54 -0500There are open primaries with many flavors. You can have a party primary open to outsiders, like independents. But this only allows a voter to select candidates already selected by the party, and that’s the party selecting their voters. Then there is non-partisan open primaries, where all the candidates are on one ballot. Now that allows the voter to pick their candidates. Currently this type of primary is called top-two. I think this should be a top-three. But you also must handle those states that combine party elections and local, state, and federal elections on one ballot. In this case, you need to separate the ballots to party members and non-party members without party elections. But the ultimate to save the states budget and the voter’s going to vote many times, you need to only have a general election. On the ballot is all the candidates and use ranked-choice voting to select the winners.
- Michael Drucker commented on Legal Corner: Laying Down Markers 2015-07-21 16:04:15 -0400Is it possible the Association Rights are misinterpreted? I look at them as applying to party officers and issues. What if they were separated with a separate ballot that only party members can use. But state and congressional candidates would be on an open primary ballot that all voters would vote on.