Editorial: Unaffiliated voters should get voting in primaries

Primary elections can be ideological purity tests for candidates. And not in a good way.

It’s more than just the conventional wisdom. Studies of voters show that people who vote in primaries tend to be more polarized ideologically. So Democrats voting in primaries are more likely to nominate liberal Democrats. And Republicans are more likely to nominate conservative Republicans. Of course, it doesn’t always happen, but when it does it leads to greater ideological polarization.

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