Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Serve America Movement (SAM) Platform No Longer Endorses Top-Two

Ballot Access News

SAM (Serve America Movement) is a new political party that recently won qualified status for itself in New York.  Its platform no longer includes any endorsement of a top-two system.  Here is the new platform language concerning ballot access.
Previously, the party’s platform on ballot access endorsed top-two systems.  The old platform said, “We believe that states themselves should sponsor non-partisan primary elections, in which all candidates, regardless of party, appear on the same primary ballot.  This could either be a top-two primary system, as in California and Washington state, or a top-four primary, as suggested by Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter in their review of the American political system earlier this year.”

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