[EM] no primary

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 12 22:06:37 PDT 2001

Anthony wrote:

In other words, two
round runoff.  No more primary.

Not that big a change.

I reply:

Getting rid of the primary and switching from Plurality to Runoff
are big changes. Runoff is better than Plurality and better than
IRV. Now if they could just make the small additional change to
Runoff Approval. I prefer plain Approval, but Runoff Approval is
a smaller change from Runoff.

Getting rid of primaries is great. It never made any sense to me
that the public have to subsidize political parties' internal
voting. Ridiculous.

Worse than ridiculous, because it amounts to giving parties official
status with the state. The public election system has no business
recognizing parties to the extent of sponsoring their internal voting.

Mike Ossipoff

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