Voice of the people: Billy Harris

 

 

 

Supports open primaries

 

Dear Mr. Imes.

 

I write to express my full support for open primaries in Mississippi. I appreciate the column by Wyatt Emmerich in Monday's Dispatch and the information he shared about OpenPrimaries.Org

 

 

As this past election opened, I contacted one of my local state representatives about the issue, how it can be started, and whether or not there was any chance for success. The answer was that only a few states actually have open primaries, top party officials in the state would oppose the idea, and chances of passage are VERY slim.

 

Well, that may be; but, it positively won't happen if nobody starts the effort.

 

When you have excellent, qualified candidates in both parties, it is a shame to be barred from voting for one if you choose to vote for the other. I realize none of my local Democrats support the national party, but it gets tough on independents to justify action either way.

 

I encourage all voters to stay aware of the issue and support it any time and any way they can.

 

Billy Harris

 

Clay County

 

 

 

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