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The Impending Disaster of California's Confusing Presidential Primary

The 2016 presidential primaries in California didn’t go smoothly. The election was marred by widespread confusion and frustration as millions of voters had to navigate a complex and restrictive semi-closed primary process. As a result, they were completely disenfranchised by the process.
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California Legislators to Introduce Revolutionary New Presidential Primary Reform

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IVP Files Amicus Brief in Support of Level the Playing Field Against CPD

Level the Playing Field, along with the national Green and Libertarian parties, are challenging the legality of a presidential debate rule that prevents candidates outside the Republican and Democratic parties from being competitive in presidential elections.
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California Resolution Would Provide for a Nonpartisan “Public Ballot” Option for Presidential Primaries

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto), State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), and the Independent Voter Project jointly announce the filing of resolution ACR 145 in the California State assembly urging Secretary of State Alex Padilla to provide an additional, nonpartisan presidential ballot.
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Primary Election Legal Wiki: New Jersey

Over 47% of voters registered as unaffiliated with a political party in New Jersey. Due to its closed primary election process, those voters cannot participate in the primary election.
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Primary Election Legal Wiki: Colorado Primary

In Colorado, over 37% of registered voters do not identify with one of the major parties. Coloradoans recently voted to open their primaries through approval of Proposition 108, which opened all of Colorado's primaries, including presidential, congressional and state races.
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Primary Election Legal Wiki: Kansas

Over 30% of Kansas voters have registered as unaffiliated with a political party. Due to Kansas' closed primary election process, those voters may not participate in the primary election.
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