Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Washington State Primary

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Supreme Court has upheld the state of Washington's open primary election system.

By a 7-2 vote, the court says the state may use a primary system that allows the top two vote-getters to advance to the general election, even if they are from the same party.

Tuesday's decision is the second of two this year on the rights of political parties.

Washington never held a primary under the new system because of legal challenges.


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