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Open primaries serve Hawaii electorate best


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2013

~~<p>Democratic Party leaders in Hawaii irritated by non-members voting in the party's &quot;open&quot; primary elections are challenging the system, to the justifiable chagrin of the party's elected public officials, including Gov. Neil Abercrombie.</p>
<p>If the party leaders' federal lawsuit is successful, which is unlikely, ballot secrecy would be lost and the miserable primary voter turnout would sink further.</p>
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Democratic Party leaders in Hawaii irritated by non-members voting in the party's "open" primary elections are challenging the system, to the justifiable chagrin of the party's elected public officials, including Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

If the party leaders' federal lawsuit is successful, which is unlikely, ballot secrecy would be lost and the miserable primary voter turnout would sink further. Login for more...



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