Debate: Top-two primary would make elections "much, much worse"

Posted on October 09, 2012 | Type: In the News
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Arizona voters would turn the state's electoral system upside down this fall if they approve an open primary in which all could vote and the top two, regardless of party, would compete in the general election.

Would such a system improve or degrade the existing process? Arizona Week asked two key protagonists to discuss Proposition 121.

Paul Johnson, a former Phoenix mayor and chairman of the Open Government Committee, which is pushing the proposition, and Clint Bolick, vice president of litigation for the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, faced off.

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