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Change voting laws before changing the Constitution

...individuals and parties, others more insightfully focused on institutional rules, such as the role of gerrymandering, closed primaries and campaign spending.Others went further. Comparative politics scholar Juan Linz famously demonstrated that presidential...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries By BILL McALLISTER THE JUNEAU...Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries 030101 Local 6 The Juneau Empire...Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries 28° Classifieds
Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries

If Republicans want a closed primary election, they can pay for their own, says Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton.
Alaska court decision approves joint primaries

...challenged a 2001 state law forcing parties into closed primaries. "We're the guys who like open government...was not successful in preserving the law supporting closed primaries. With the Superior Court ruling still in effect...
Primary purpose

...parties to choose the method in which candidates are selected. Some states hold conventions, some have totally closed primaries, some, like Alaska, allow participation by voters who are not members of other parties. If a voter would like...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the state should assume that all parties will have closed primaries, until parties act to open them. His approach would...Democrat for 30 years, said she would prefer to see closed primaries to keep parties strong. With more than half of voters...
Out of touch?

...a closed primary. In a separate question, 76.5 percent felt political parties should pay the extra expense of closed primaries. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, we must all judge for ourselves who these candidates will really be representing when the...
Setting the record straight

...boneheadedness is shared by both parties, first for creating closed primaries and then reinstating them instead of making their...column didn't specifically credit reinstating the closed primaries to the Republicans. This writer has received more...
New ballot irks voters

...seem more likely to appreciate the one-party-only ballots, possibly because they're familiar with similar closed primaries in other states, Webb said. "I seem to hear more from undeclared or nonpartisan voters. I haven't heard from...
Digital democracy and partisan parochialism

...mess that awaits voters in the state's primary next August. All official political parties in Alaska will hold closed primaries in 2002, which will result in six separate ballots. This is the result of the Legislature passing a bill that closed...


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