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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:38 PM

12. No party primaries; top vote-winners in initial phase go on to final phase

It's a big country--over 300 million people, so it's reasonable to have a two-phase voting process, which would give potential voters a chance to hear the candidates' positions and find out more about them.

But the two-party lock on candidates is too flawed. Let all-comers participate in the initial phase. Whoever the top candidates from that phase are go on to the final phase.

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