Saturday, December 02, 2023

Tired of minority rule? Support open primaries

| September 3, 2023 1:00 AM

Are you tired of minority rule? We here in Idaho, especially here in the north, are aware that whoever wins the primary election will go on to win the general election. Most of our elections go unopposed by a diversity of parties, for a myriad of reasons. If you are registered as unaffiliated, you are no longer allowed to vote in the Republican primary. All of this guarantees low voter turnout and minority rule.

Your friends and neighbors, up and down our state, are circulating a petition to change this situation. We are proposing a people's initiative to have open primaries in Idaho. This will give everyone a say as to who will hold office. You will have the capability to rank all who are running in the general election. How wonderful to know that your voice will be heard.

It is especially good to know that the politicians will have to appeal to all voters and not just a select few. Along with others, Alaska and Utah have already instigated this form of voting. Please sign the petition to get it on the ballot. Keep our democratic republic strong.



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