Posted by Kellie Ryan on October 20, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Open Primaries on PBS Arizona
Watch Open Primaries Arizona Campaign Director Patrick McWhortor and Open Primaries President John Opdycke on Arizona PBS discussing how Nebraska's nonpartisan election system can be a model for reform in Arizona.
Since 1934, Nebraska has elected its state legislature through a non-partisan “top two” primary system, with the result being progressive reforms in a state that is 71% republican. The group Open Primaries has a new report on the Nebraska system titled “The Myth of the Red State.” Patrick McWhortor, the Arizona campaign director for Open Primaries, will discuss the new report and how it might apply to efforts aimed at reforming Arizona’s elections.