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2 parties' 223 candidates set for Arkansas contests

By John Moritz

This article was originally published March 4, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated March 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansans will have plenty of options when they head to the polls in May and November, which means 2018 is already different from the most recent Natural State election cycles.

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RBear says... March 4, 2018 at 7:50 a.m.

My biggest complaint about the two-party system is how it is managed in elections. Since we are restricted to vote for candidates within a party during the primary, we don't have the opportunity to weigh into races in the other party when there isn't a candidate for that office in our party. That means if there is a good candidate in the other party we like, we have no way to cast our vote for that candidate and run the risk of a bad candidate being thrust on us in the general election.
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The best solution for this is the top two primary system where ALL candidates, regardless of party, compete for the office during the primary. The top two candidates move on to the general election. This system is in place in several states and works surprisingly well. In red districts, two Republican candidates move on to the general election. Likewise for blue districts. In balanced districts, the best Democrat and Republican square off. It also eliminates cross-over sabotage voting that sometimes occurs.
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But the chances of this having any success are slim to none since the party officials will fight it tooth and nail. It diminishes their "effectiveness."

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BoudinMan says... March 4, 2018 at 7:54 a.m.

Get these repubs out of office, especially those who are more concerned with a "10 commandments monument" than the general welfare of the citizenry. Bring those repubs in D.C. back home and send people there who will do some good for our people. Vote out the repubs who tried to take away health care for millions. Vote out the repubs who gave massive tax cuts to million-and-billionaires. And vote out, especially, those repubs who enable, support, and lie for this despicable orange-hued, obese, nasty, bullying animal we have in the White House.

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WGT says... March 4, 2018 at 8:01 a.m.

The political landscape is going to change. It will be change that institutes getting ugly, greedy, arrogant conceit up on the table for all to see, then cleaned, out, and heal these horrible injustices inflicted on fellow Americans by uncaring, soulless reptiles.

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skeptic1 says... March 4, 2018 at 1:26 p.m.

Sadly the same bad judges are running unopposed, each year we just shuffle the deck chairs on the Titanic and then complain about their incompetency. There is a glimmer of hope though that Courtney Goodson might be sent packing.

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dearlo says... March 6, 2018 at 1:50 p.m.

BoudinMan and WGT YOU BOTH SAID IT SO MUCH BETTER THAN I could. Blue wave is what we need..

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