REUTERS/Mark Makela- A woman exits the Greek Orthodox Church voting center after casting her ballot on primary election day in Philadelphia May 20, 2014.

Blog Post | Strengthening American Democracy

Turnout in Congressional Primaries & Rising Polarization

July 29, 2014, John Hudak

In a new paper, Elaine Kamarck explains how Congressional primaries are contributing to polarization, while popular reform efforts will do little to address the problem. She argues that boosting primary turnout is the key to combating polarization in Congress and a National Primary Day may be the best solution.

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