Thursday, May 24, 2012
First the primary is an open primary and the privacy of voters is maintained no matter what they select as their party in the primary.
Second, no matter how many votes the top vote getter's end up with in the primary, they will face an opponent in the November election by the person who got the next largest number of votes regardless of party. Could be two people from the same or opposing parties but no more having elections decided in the primary.
To my knowledge this is the first state to adopt this approach in deciding elected officials. It will make it a horse race all the way to November and it will give people a choice in both the primary and general elections.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 4:30 PM