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  Is the NY establishment screwing themselves with their own election laws? (search mode)
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Ilhan Apologist
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« on: June 26, 2019, 09:12:39 am »

The New York political establishment has created an election environment that encourages very low turnout. And low turnout increases the chance of a progressive upset, since enthusiasm becomes such a huge factor. Joseph Crowley would have won a high turnout primary, and so would Melinda Katz. So if the NY establishment wants to reassert their political power, why not restructure their election laws?
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 10:14:40 am »

Didn't they move the federal and state election primaries to the same date?   I know it was to save money, but having more elections on the same day should boost turnout, not lower it.

Wow, I didn't know about that. Sounds like a step in the right direction.
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