NY’s Closed Primaries Are Less Inclusive Than Soviet Era Politics

In the Gotham Gazette, Gennady Yussim compares New York’s closed primary voting system with his experiences voting in the Ukraine under Communist rule:

“Closed primaries are one of the most damaging aspects of a regulatory scheme that breeds civic apathy. “For members only” is the principle on which these taxpayer-funded primaries operate — as if they were club elections whose outcomes mattered to members only, and not to all American citizens. But even if you are willing to become a member, obscure deadlines and procedures, which neither party nor the government makes any meaningful effort to explain to the public, will likely put that option out of reach.”

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