American politics is broken, but here’s why you shouldn’t give up on the system just yet | Opinion

It would be easy to quit. It’s tempting to turn off the news, stop listening to toxic taunts from the high pulpits of politics, stop voting in a political system hijacked by extremists, stop trusting politicians in both parties who refuse to address existential threats such as climate change and unaffordable health care. California is burning. Tensions with Iran are… Read more »

Florida legislature’s failure to keep write-ins from closing primaries backfires | Opinion

In 2016, James Christian Bailey, a student support specialist at St. Petersburg College, didn’t have to pay a filing fee to run as a write-in candidate in Florida House District 54. His name didn’t appear on ballots in Indian River and part of St. Lucie counties. His candidacy, though, turned a primary open to all voters… Read more »

‘All Voters Vote’ Group Backing Amendment that Would Replace State’s Closed Primary with ‘Jungle Primary’

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Amendment Radically Reshaping Florida Primaries Gets Spot on Ballot Pending Judicial Approval

A petition-driven constitutional amendment that would radically reshape Florida’s primaries by opening them to all voters regardless of their party affiliation has earned a place on the November 2020 ballot. The All Voters Vote campaign has achieved the number of verified signatures to get on the ballot’s number three spot, according to the Secretary of State’s website. It… Read more »

Democracy in Florida needs a reset. Let all voters vote in primary elections. | Editorial

A short-handed state Supreme Court, with two of seven justices gone to the federal bench, heard arguments this week on whether voters can loosen the shackles of partisanship and create open primary elections. All Voters Vote is pushing a 2020 ballot initiative to tear down a century-old closed primary system and replace it with one that looks… Read more »