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Paul Jacob rails against California open primary

by Ryan Jaroncyk, published

Over at, columnist Paul Jacob excorciates California's 2010 "Top-Two" open primary initiative on the 2010 ballot.*  Pointing to Washington state as the most recent example, Jacob posits that an open primary will further entrench incumbents and restrict authentic voter choice.  In Jacob's view, an open primary will severely limit much-needed political competition by all but eliminating independent and third-party candidates.

* Many thanks to Free & Equal Founder, Christina Tobin, for alerting us to this thought-provoking editorial.

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