Saturday, January 23, 2016

We NEED an Open Primary

An OPEN PRIMARY would go a long way toward fixing our democracy!

Here's how it could work:

Everybody votes for Everybody who is running - RANK them all from 1 to umpteen.

The person with the most #1 votes and the person with the most #2 votes then run against each other in the election; no matter which party they are in.

  • This would stop the primaries being only for the "base" of the parties.  

  • It would allow independents or smaller parties to get votes from anybody not in their party.  

  • Any questions of who is "electable" are allayed and it encourages ALL candidates to try to appeal to ALL voters.