Are you aware of the current disenfranchisement of 272,301 New Mexico taxpayers registered as independents or minor party who are barred from participating in publicly funded primary elections? Heath Haussamen of NMPolitics.Net opines and offers a pretty straight forward solution for the duopoly masters in Santa Fe to consider,
“I don’t have a strong opinion on whether New Mexico’s primaries should be open to all voters. But if we’re going to continue with closed primaries, I believe the parties, not taxpayers, should foot the bill. The primaries should either be paid for with public money and open to all voters, or they should be closed party processes funded exclusively by Democrats and Republicans.”
Read his full commentary with linked sources on the number of registered independent voters and minor party members here. Heath for the most part attempts to keep things balanced so the consistency and fairness of his proposed resolution should be agreeable to most parties. No pun intended.