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It's more comfortable to let voters pick the candidates

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2012

~~<p>As a rule, we like &quot;open.&quot; &quot;Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at.&quot; The &quot;open society.&quot; Open conventions and open doors.</p>
<p>The state Constitution even ensures an &quot;open primary&quot; system, stating &quot;no person shall be required to declare a party preference or nonpartisanship as a condition of voting in any primary or special primary election. Secrecy of voting and choice of political party affiliation or nonpartisanship shall be preserved.&quot;</p>
~~

As a rule, we like "open." "Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at." The "open society." Open conventions and open doors.

The state Constitution even ensures an "open primary" system, stating "no person shall be required to declare a party preference or nonpartisanship as a condition of voting in any primary or special primary election. Secrecy of voting and choice of political party affiliation or nonpartisanship shall be preserved." Login for more...



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