Independent Voter Network: Voting Rights Under Attack — 2 Party Monopoly of Primaries Subverts All Other Parties and General Election

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ivn smallVoting Rights Have Been Under Attack; But Not How You Think

Our American election system is broken in no small part thanks to the primary election system. The Republican and Democratic parties have worked hand-in-hand for over a century to make ‘their’ party primaries the centerpiece of the entire electoral process.

In an age where 43 percent of Americans consider themselves politically independent of the two major parties, the twisted state-sanctioned closed primary election process prevalent in the majority of U.S. elections frequently leads to election results that are patently warped.

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