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open primary

noun as in nonpartisan primary election

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The top five finishers from that open primary advance to the general election.

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Yang was already in favor of ranked-choice voting, which allow people to select more than one candidate on their ballots, and open primaries, in which they don't need to be registered with a party to nominate its candidates.

Multiple studies find little or no evidence that more open primary systems attract more moderate candidates to run or to win more often.

It’s just that more open primary systems — even Alaska’s top-four — aren’t likely to do much to diminish polarization.

The problem is that Mississippi has long operated as a state that functionally had an open primary.

This year, Arizona is considering the top-two open primary system similar to the one passed by California in 2010.

He beat five Socialists, including Royal, in an open primary last October.

Paul has consistently done best among young voters and independent voters in open primary states.

Arkansas has an open primary on May 22 and a deadline of Feb. 10.


On this page you'll find 2 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to open primary, such as: nonpartisan primary, and preference primary.

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