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Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University Report Finds Few Democrats Re-Registered to Vote in the 2020 Utah Republican Primary

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University Report Finds Few Democrats Re-Registered to Vote in the 2020 Utah Republican Primary

 

A new report from the Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University has found that very few Democrats changed their party registration to vote in the Utah Republican primary in 2020.   House Bill 197, sponsored by Rep. Jordan Teuscher (R-South Jordan), is moving through the Utah state legislature, having recently narrowly passed the House. The bill is an attempt to prevent voters from changing the party registration within approximately 80 days of the primary election.  The bill’s sponsors have argued that a significant number of Democratic Party voters “raided” the Republican primary in 2020. 

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Magic Johnson Endorses Open Primaries and Amendment 3 in Florida

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Florida Campaign for Open Primaries Announces Magic Johnson Endorsement

Tallahassee — With all eyes on the presidential contest in Florida, the “All Voters Vote” effort to reform how Floridians vote received a strong endorsement from NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Florida has closed, partisan primaries.  Registered independents voters are surging in Florida, as they are across the country, and 3.5 million independents Floridians  are currently shut out of voting in taxpayer funded primaries.  This includes 1.2  million voters of color, in one of the largest acts of voter suppression anywhere in the country. 

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Open Primaries PA Launches Statewide Digital Campaign

Posted on April 30, 2020 at 2:56 PM

OPEN PRIMARIES PA LAUNCHES STATEWIDE DIGITAL CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Contact:

                                                                                    David Thornburgh, President and CEO

                                                                                    Committee of Seventy

                                                                                    [email protected]; 215-439-0879 c

 

Outreach to target more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians shut out of the June 2 primary

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All New Yorkers will not be able to vote on June 23rd

Posted on April 09, 2020 at 12:30 PM

CONTACT

Jeremy Gruber

[email protected]

(609) 610-1602

All New Yorkers Will Not Be Able To Vote on June 23

Open Primaries stands for a simple truth-that the right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. Which is why, while we support Governor Cuomo’s decision to allow absentee voting for  New York’s primary elections on June 23, his statement that all New Yorkers will be able to access it is patently false.  Millions of independent New Yorkers will continue to be disenfranchised.

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St. Louis Approves Campaign Receives National Endorsement

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Contact

Jeremy Gruber, SVP

[email protected]

(609) 610-1602

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Louis, MO (September, 2019) – Today Open Primaries, a national election reform advocacy organization, endorsed the St. Louis Approves (STL Approves) campaign to bring approval voting and open, nonpartisan primaries to St. Louis and with it, a more open process that gives all St. Louis voters more voice in city elections.

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New Study Finds California’s Top Two Open Primary Having a Significant Impact

Posted on April 04, 2019 at 9:52 AM

CONTACT

Jeremy Gruber, SVP

[email protected]

(609) 610-1602

Los Angeles – February 26, 2019 – The USC Schwarzenegger Institute has just released a ground breaking series of white papers by Charles Munger Jr. that take a comprehensive, data-driven look at the effects of California’s adoption of top two open primaries on its politics. California voters adopted top two open primary elections by referendum in 2010.

Munger demonstrates that California’s top two open primary is delivering productive reforms on a wide range of electoral and political fronts including creating greater competition, greater public interest, increased access for independent voters (25.5%[1] of registered voters), and greater accountability between voters and their elected representatives. It further dispels many of the myths and misconceptions put forward by both Democratic and Republican leadership who have been openly hostile to nonpartisan elections.

 

 

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Florida Voters Frustrated with Partisan Politics and a “Rigged System” Want Primary Election Reform, Survey Reveals

Posted on April 04, 2019 at 9:48 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

January 16, 2019

CONTACT

Jeremy Gruber, Senior Vice President

[email protected]

(609) 610-1602

Today Open Primaries, a national leader on election reform, and Florida Fair and Open Primaries, a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to enacting open primaries in Florida, released the results of a survey of Florida voters that revealed broad support for inclusive and cross partisan political leadership and reforming Florida’s primary election system at both the state/federal and presidential level.

 

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