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  •  The difference between that system and this one... (1+ / 0-)
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    James Allen

    ...is that each party has one primary winner who still gets to be on the general-election ballot.

    In the system you describe, the general-election ballot still gives voters a choice between a Democratic candidate, a Republican candidate, and various  third-party or independent candidates.

    The system you describe is much more likely to result in a representative who represents the will of the people of that district.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:22:38 AM PDT

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