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July 15, 2005

"Top two" primary is history

Judge Thomas Zilly struck down the"top two" primary today.  Like many local political bloggers both right and left, I think this is a good decision. 

The purpose of a primary election is to choose the candidates to represent a political party.  It's totally reasonable to only allow those who identify themselves with a party to participate in making that choice. 

And yes, Instant Runoff Voting would be even better.

And yes, proportional representation would be even better than that. 


Posted by Jon Stahl on July 15, 2005 at 11:21 PM in Candidate Races | Permalink


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