The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

13 August 2006

Save us, Sam Reed

Today's P-I editorial concerns the state of our primary system, the one few of us wanted but a big brother judge imposed on us. I think the editors make some good points about how a partisan primary has lowered candidate participation due to the shift of power to the change-handicapped partisans from the independent crossover voters. I'm glad the MSM is still talking about potential primary changes and not acting as if our current lame system is settled law, and given that Secretary of State Sam Reed has considered both their nonpartisan primary and instant runoff solutions, I have faith that he will work with the Grange to put a primary ballot initiative up that we can be proud of again. Like a rugged knight slaying the partisan goon soldiers and federal judge dragons. Or something.


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