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LetUsVote: New Campaign Launches to End Discrimination Against Independent Voters
Open Primaries, in partnership with Unite America, announced the launch of LetUsVote Wednesday, a nationwide initiative that aims to mobilize and empower independent voters, who make up the largest voting bloc in the US but are treated like second-class voters.
27 February, 2024
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SC Governor Rejects Calls to Close Primaries; Squashes Claims of 'Party Raiding'
Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster does not support calls from within his party to close primary elections to registered party members only. He has long pushed back against claims that non-party members will infiltrate the primaries to manipulate outcomes.
21 February, 2024
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Biden, the Arab American Vote, and Identity Politics in 2024
In late January, leaders from Michigan’s Arab American community rebuffed an invitation to meet with Biden’s campaign manager, expressing frustration that they hadn’t been given a voice in the administration’s policies towards Gaza.
20 February, 2024
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Independent Voter Guide to the South Carolina GOP Presidential Primary
The South Carolina Republican presidential primary is scheduled for Saturday, February 24. It's an open primary, meaning any registered state voter can participate as long as they did not vote in the February 3 Democratic presidential primary.
20 February, 2024
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California US Senate Race: What to Expect on March 5
The California primaries are coming up fast. On March 5, Super Tuesday, Californians will go to the polls, but while much of the nation's attention will be on the presidential contest, voters will participate in nonpartisan primaries for all non-presidential races in the state.
14 February, 2024
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If The Parties Can Ignore Primary Results, Why Not Let Everyone Vote?
Over 70,000 voters cast a ballot in the Republican primary -- and none of those votes are considered "legitimate" by the GOP. 
08 February, 2024
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Americans
Bucking Historic Trends, Independent Voter ID Goes Up in 'High Stakes' Election Year
Independent voters are sending a message to the Republican and Democratic Parties: We are done playing your games.
31 January, 2024
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The Skeevy Tactics Both Parties Have Used to Take Voters' Money
If the 2024 presidential election follows recent trends, it will be the most expensive campaign finance cycle in modern US history with figures that will likely ascend into the billions of dollars. And this has many voters concerned about the state of money in politics.
30 January, 2024
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Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang: People Are Fed Up with an Electoral System That Doesn't Care About Voters
US elections are the foundation of a paradoxical system. Voters are told every vote counts, but then see a presidential nomination process that is considered a done deal after not even 1% of voters have cast a ballot.
29 January, 2024
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West Virginia GOP Officials Insult Independent Voters; Vote to Close Primaries
The West Virginia Republican Executive committee voted Saturday to switch to closed primary elections starting in 2026.
28 January, 2024
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Dean Phillips
Defending Democracy? Democratic Candidate Dean Phillips Calls Out DNC Hypocrisy
Democratic US Presidential candidate and US Representative Dean Phillips (Minnesota) condemned the systemic threats to US elections at every level of the process in a recent conversation with Open Primaries President John Opdycke.
22 January, 2024
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Justin Amash
5 Ways Justin Amash Rebelled Against the Two-Party Duopoly
Former US Rep. Justin Amash announced Thursday that he has officially launched an exploratory committee to determine the viability of a US Senate run in Michigan. Here are five ways he has rebelled against the two-party duopoly's leadership:
18 January, 2024
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Hey Californians: Are You Registered with the Wrong Party?
California's primary elections will take place on March 5, 2024. While every state, legislative, and non-presidential federal election will be accessible to all voters, a voter's choices in the presidential primaries will be limited based on their party registration.
17 January, 2024
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Why Only One Party's Caucuses Were Discussed in Iowa
Many voters watching the results from the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday may have noticed that the media only talked about votes on the Republican side. Only GOP results were posted on news websites and on social media.
15 January, 2024
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Gallup: Independent Numbers Dominate; Parties Continue to Slip
Gallup reports that in 2023 the percentage of US voters who self-identified as independent tied a record-high average of 43% -- first set in 2014. Meanwhile, party identification continues to slip. 
13 January, 2024
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DNC Tells New Hampshire Voters Their Primary Is "Meaningless"
The Democratic Party is facing criticism over recent decisions that diminish the role of voters in the democratic process. The cancellation of the presidential primary in Florida and the exclusion of challengers to incumbent President Joe Biden from primary ballots in various states were just the start.
10 January, 2024
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2024 Voter Registration by Party in Each State
The Independent Voter Project (IVP) has updated its interactive primary map with the voter registration numbers for the 2024 cycle, including a breakdown of voter registration by political party in each state. 
21 November, 2023
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