America’s Primary Elections Are Ripe for Reform

America’s Primary Elections Are Ripe for Reform

R Street Elections Fellow Matt Germer authored a recent report on America’s primary elections and the need for electoral reform. The paper focuses on the role of existing institutions by exploring the origin and historical purpose of primary elections.

“Alas, the private and partisan primary proposal offers plenty of problems, including decreased accessibility for voters, a less stable process from year to year and increased opportunities for back-room, partisan corruption. The reasons why reformers of the Progressive Era sought change would once again be applicable under this proposal.”

Read the full report here

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