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View Diary: Paved with good intentions: The folly of 'open' electoral primaries (151 comments)

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  •  The Miller scenario doesn't benefit the electorate (0+ / 0-)

    Are you arguing the costs in races like that, where someone wins with essentially 27% of the vote and potentially disadvantages a majority of the voting citizens, are offset by the benefits in other races?

    It'd be interesting to see how often the top two are the same party in a heavily partisan district, and how often a third party or independent candidate makes top two. The diary mentions that the third parties don't like it since they have a tougher time mobilizing their voters for the primary than the general election, making them even less influential.

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