Open primary would serve voters better

The 2012 election may still be 10 months in the future, but the political scramble is well under way, not just in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but in the battle for…


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I couldn’t agree more. Having an open primary would be especially beneficial in areas (such as the Grand Valley) dominated by one political party.

The caucuses are open to the public. The only requirement is that the participant be registered to vote and affiliated with the party. Then those participants determine which neighbors will represent them at the county assembly, and its those who participate in the county assembly who determines, by vote, which candidates will be on the ballot.

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