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Read Proposition 121 (less than 2 pages). It ends taxpayers paying for political parties to SELECT who we can and cannot vote for in the general election. Voters will ELECT and nominate who is on their general election ballot. That ballot belongs to we the people, not any political party.
And, isn't there something inconsistent about the Libertarian leader insisting he has a right to a government-financed primary election?
7 months ago
Molera just stated a key reason for supporting a Top 2 Open Primary. He is quoted as saying "You have now a system that clearly outlines the two major political views of this country, of this state."
Truth is that in Arizona and the US, there are more than two points of view. And who are these political bosses and their consultants who define what the Republican or Democratic "points of view" should be? What happens to the points of view of Democrats or Republicans who may disagree with them? And what about the third of this state who CHOOSE to be unaffiliated?
Sorry, but the world, the US, and Arizona voters are no longer so simple. We want real choices when we vote.
Former State Legislator and now independent (a state of mind, not a party)10 months ago
The problems of both major political parties began long before this initiative.
Arizona Democrats have been declining as a percentage of the registered voters since 1940. Arizona Republicans have been declining since the mid-80s. The attempts of both parties to cleanse their members to true believers has not worked. People are re-registering to independents - leaning different ways on different issues - but avoiding the herd mentality.
They change their registration in the privacy of their own homes, on line, in a few minutes at servicearizona.com That single decision - to change their identity is changing the face of Arizona politics more than any initiative. And it terrifies the status quo politicians. Try it.
independent and former legislator10 months ago