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The Primaries Project: Blanket Primaries Have Yet to Deliver

October 10, 2014, Alexander R. Podkul and Elaine Kamarck

With only four weeks until the 2014 midterm elections, more attention is being paid to third-party candidates running in key Senate races. In this post, Alex Podkul and Elaine Kamarck turn to states with blanket primary systems—Washington and California—to see how third-party candidates are doing and whether the open primary system can ameliorate political polarization.

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