It’s time to let all voters vote in Florida

I recently joined the 30 percent of Florida voters who declare themselves independents. I did it for the same reasons as most ex-partisan voters: I had reached my limit. I was sick and tired of inter-party political hypocrisy and deceptive leadership. Unlike many independents, though, I witnessed the partisan rot from the inside. For over… Read more »

Jeffrey Solomon: Why I’ve left the Florida Democratic Party

When I turned 18, I joined the Florida Democratic Party. Like so many of my contemporaries, it was custom to join your parents’ party. My father was a career union member — that was our team. I embraced a platform of equality, inclusiveness, and fair and level playing fields where everyone deserved a shot at… Read more »

Joe Henderson: Despite Opposition, Open Primary Concept has Some Good Points

A commentary Sunday in Florida Politics by Jeffrey Solomon was critical of the Democratic Party for its opposition to open primaries. He said it disenfranchises independent voters (true) and keeps the party from widening its base (debatable). He said that’s why he left the party and became an independent. The issue is not going away. There is a… Read more »

December arguments set on primary proposal

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 3 about whether it should sign off on a proposed constitutional amendment that would make major changes in the state’s primary-election system. The court issued an order Friday scheduling the arguments on the proposal by the political committee All Voters Vote. The committee needs Supreme Court approval… Read more »

It’s time for Florida to change the way we vote in primaries | Commentary

Voters often complain they don’t have enough good choices on their ballots. They see two candidates listed, but don’t like either one. It’s like being asked to choose between a groin injury and a fungal infection. Well, people are tired of voting for fungal infections, which is why Floridians may get to vote next year… Read more »