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Alternate history article got the result wrong | Opinion

A recent article posited how a handful of previous elections would have turned out differently under a top two blanket primary such as the proposed All Voters Vote (Amendment 3). In such a primary, all candidates for an office appear on the same ballot and all qualified registered votes can vote — regardless of party affiliation — with the top two vote getters advancing to the general election.

The article’s premise suffers from a fatal flaw: Had All Voters Vote been in place, millions of non-party affiliated voters would have been eligible to vote in those primaries. In reality, because All Voters Vote was not in place, those non-party affiliated voters were blocked and were not counted within the results that the article attempts to recast.

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