OUR CLOSED PRIMARY SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW US TO MAKE OUR VOICES TOTALLY HEARD.
In a closed primary system such as the one used here in Montana you must declare which party primary you will be voting in. This does not allow your total voice to be heard and does our state a grave injustice.
As an example, lets say you normally vote a particular way. But you have a friend running for an office that you would like to see there. Yet this person is running on a different party ticket than the one where others you want to vote for are. In this case you must accept only voting in a manner being dictated to you by the large political parties who do not care nor want you to have a total open, honest and fair election. Only in getting anyone with their name tagged to them elected. This is a farce at the very best and a means for them to do nothing more than steal elections.
Closed primary systems are ALWAYS the grounds for a tainted election system. The only way we will ever have honest elections is to have open primaries.
Help me fight for open primaries in Montana so all our voices may be heard down to the last vote.
It's time to end big party control of Montana politics.