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Knowles lets new primary law take effect

...it is my belief that Alaska voters will ultimately demand a revision of this system to more closely approximate the blanket primary we have used for most of the state's history - giving independent voters the widest possible choice of candidates...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071501/sta_Primary.shtml
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GOP recruiting to settle races

...GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law last year to end the blanket primary system that has been in place since 1967. Under the blanket primary, all political candidates were listed on one primary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071702/sta_gop.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...of whether Republicans should pay for their own nominating process, whatever it is, since they have invalidated the blanket primary that was open to all. Ulmer urged lawmakers to start thinking about what they want to do, with the hope that she...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020801/Loc_Republicans.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...resolution aimed at restoring, at least in part, the "blanket" primary that was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court...resolution would urge all parties to participate in the blanket primary. But Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030101/Loc_Elton.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the House, that would end the "blanket primary" system under which any voter...decision last year striking down the blanket primary in California. The court said...group unanimously recommended the blanket primary be preserved to the extent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050301/Loc_MultiBallot.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...association is both severe and unnecessary,'' Scalia wrote. Nick Tobey, leader of a California group supporting the blanket primary, said he was disappointed in the ruling but noted that polls show strong public support for the idea. He said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062600/Loc_court.shtml
Dems take another shot at revising state primary

...unanimously recommended preserving the blanket primary as much as possible, allowing...Democrats say the flexibility of the blanket primary has been the clear choice of...proposed partial return to the blanket primary easily could be accomplished...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022002/sta_legdems.shtml
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Elton wants GOP to pay for closed primaries

...resolution aimed at restoring, at least in part, the "blanket" primary that was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court...resolution would urge all parties to participate in the blanket primary. But Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030101/Loc_Elton.html
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Legislature 2001: Lawmakers wrestle with primaries

...as a bill, is to stick with the blanket primary but provide separate ballots...allow parties to opt out of the blanket primary, but at their own expense...incur expenses in opting out of the blanket primary, Elton's bill establishes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032301/Loc_Legislature2001.html
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Activist aims to change primary

...choose not to have their candidates appear on the same ballot with candidates belonging to other political parties. The blanket primary used in Alaska since 1996 allowed voters to pick from any candidate regardless of their party affiliation. But...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070600/Loc_michal.html
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