Western Free Press: The Costs of an Arizona Top Two Primary

This excerpt was posted on Western Free Press: Arizona’s Top Two or Jungle Primary is bad for Arizonans. It is bad for the health of our election system. It removes voter choice. This November could bring major changes to Arizona’s primary process as groups within the state push for a ballot initiative to join states … Continue reading

Arizona Republic: Top-two primary no magic pill

This article was written in the Arizona Republic: by Robert Robb A little honesty and sobriety about the top-two primary system initiative that apparently will be on the November ballot is in order. The purpose of the initiative should be stated plainly and bluntly: It is to reduce the influence of conservative Republicans in Arizona. … Continue reading

Arizona Republic: Arizona open-primary system is debated

This article appeared in the Arizona Republic: by Mary Jo Pitzl A bid to restructure Arizona’s primary elections would either neuter the state’s political parties or empower them, increase voter turnout or depress it, according to participants in a forum Wednesday that explored the “open primaries” concept. The back-and-forth over the proposed Open Elections/Open Government … Continue reading

Western Free Press: Arizona Top Two Instant Runoff Not the Motivator Thought To Be

This post originated from Western Free Press: Arizona’s Top Two or Jungle Primary initiative is bad for Arizona and voters. The election change robs voters of their choice and rewards big money interests. In November, Arizona voters will decide whether or not to participate in an election systems experiment. The Open Government Committee proposed an initiative attempting … Continue reading

Western Free Press: Top Ten Reasons to Vote “No” on the Arizona Top Two or Jungle Primary Initiative

This post originated from Western Free Press: There are plenty of reasons to oppose Arizona’s Top Two or Jungle Primary initiative. Opposition to the jungle primary is bipartisan and has faced court challenges from both sides of the political spectrum. Below is the top ten reasons why Arizona’s Top Two or Jungle Primary proposal is … Continue reading