Letter: Alaska would benefit from open primaries

Alaska's system of political primaries insures that only the most radical candidates will advance to...California and Louisiana currently enjoy the benefits of open primaries. The citizens love it and the party bosses hate it, so you...
Romney takes Wisconsin, Maryland, DC primaries

...presidential nomination Tuesday night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington...his party have begun behaving as if the primaries are an afterthought, hoping to pivot...Maryland's and Wisconsin's GOP presidential primaries were conducted for AP and the television...
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My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

...prescription, the poor pharmacist again said there was an error message saying Aetna was refusing the secondary because I had two primaries. After a call to Aetna, they finally were able to grasp that I wanted all individuals under my plan to be able to have the...
Alaska court decision approves joint primaries

...of political parties to conduct joint primaries. Members of the Alaska Green and Republican...state law forcing parties into closed primaries. "We're the guys who like open government...preserving the law supporting closed primaries. With the Superior Court ruling still...
Outside editorial: Find a fairer way to hold primaries

...their convention delegates because their early primaries violate party rules. Sound off on the important...backgrounds, issues and interests. Regional primaries might work. Clustered primaries, where groups of states are selected for reasons...
Alaskans and the presidential primaries

Like so many Alaskans, I've been following the presidential primaries over the past few months. I'm not at all surprised at the outcome: Bush and Gore were the frontrunners at the outset and I...
Supreme Court ruling could affect Alaska primaries

WASHINGTON -- Primaries that allow voters to cast their ballots for any candidate, regardless of party, violate the rights of state political parties...
Will court decision change Alaska primaries?

...Democrats get to vote for Republicans and vice versa. If Ulmer doesn't act quickly to allow for Republican Party of Alaska primaries to be restricted to GOP, undeclared and non-partisan voters, the party will sue the state, said Randy Ruedrich, chairman...
Empire editorial: Avoid the majority of indifference

...sides of the aisle will emerge victorious in their respective primaries. Many of these candidates will win their races by wide margins...half of those able to cast ballots. It's easy to dismiss primaries. The races are often foregone conclusions, mere tune-ups...
Drawn to extremes in France

...decision to end his campaign, the outcome of the Republican primaries is decided. But a different republican primary is just now...all the more fascinating - and worrisome.Like the American primaries, France's two-round electoral system helps separate the...


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