The Arizona Democratic Party voted down a resolution to open their presidential primaries to 1.3 million independent voters. It’s difficult to know if this decision was a blind spot of epic proportions or a savage claim by the party to control its turf. READ MORE
The New York Times has officially endorsed the use of ranked choice voting in the nation's largest city. NYC voters are set to vote on ranked choice voting in November. If passed, RCV will be used in a city of 8 million people starting in 2021. READ MORE
Political consultants and the news media often refer to Louisiana and California both as “jungle” primaries because the “jungle” term perpetuates a negative bias from the partisan class against nonpartisan primaries. But they are not the same. READ MORE
BOTH parties kill competition with rigged primaries, partisan gerrymandering, and exclusionary debate rules. “There’s this narrative that there are only two options… And voters hate it, they detest that we only have two parties’” says Eli Beckerman, founder of Open The Debates. READ MORE
National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers’ Jim Jonas spoke with two guests this week: Debilyn Molineaux, co-founder and executive director of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund, and Jackie Salit, president of Independent Voting.They discussed the coalitions cropping up to create a healthier democratic ecosystem and Arizona Democrats’ decision not to open their presidential primary to independent voters.
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