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Open Primaries: The Gateway Antidote for Remedying Our Hyper-Partisan Political System

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Near the conclusion of the linked article former congressman David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]declares that our partisanship problem is more about the structural forces driving hyper-partisan decision-making. The big three for me are gerrymandering, closed primaries, and big money. All of this puts so much pressure on people to conform or compromise.

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He continues with “If we unrigged the system, if we had competitive districts with open primaries and public financing, you’d see people behaving very differently because there would be a completely different reward structure. Right now the only way to get reelected is to act like a hyper-partisan. As long as that’s the case, we won’t get value-driven decision-making.”

Without closed primaries the effectiveness of gerrymandering and big money in politics would be reduced.

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