Top-Two Open Primary Initiative in Arizona Will be on Ballot as Proposition 121

On September 7, the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit over whether the top-two open primary should be on the ballot. See this story. Here is a link to how the measure will be presented on the ballot. Scroll down to page eight. Note that the measure is not called “Open primary”; it is called a “top-two primary.” However, virtually every newspaper in Arizona recently has referred to the measure as an “open primary.”


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  2. Arthur DiBianca · · Reply

    Richard — Do any foreign countries use a top-two primary system, or is this a uniquely American travesty?

  3. F@#$ top two.


    This is the link that proves the Green Party got ballot access in Kentucky

  5. If there ever was an initiative that did not deserve to be on the ballot, this is it.

  6. Richard Winger · · Reply

    There is no other country in the world that puts party labels on the ballot even though the party had no role in choosing that candidate.

    The only states that have ever done that are Louisiana, Washington, and California.

  7. Stop Already! · · Reply

    “Top-two” is evil. It is an attempt to end free elections in America.

    “Top-two” in reality creates a one-party system with a single primary and all party functions and candidates controlled by the state.

    “Top-two” must be stopped.

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