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Pa. independents could sway the presidential election; here’s what they have to say about it | July 15, 2024 (PennLive)

Top Policy Proposals to Watch in PA’s Budget Battle | June 28, 2024 (PoliticsPA)

The vast majority of Pa. legislative races will effectively be decided during the primary | April 18, 2024 (Spotlight PA)

Independents left out in Pennsylvania | April 12, 2024 (Scripps News)

Why independents can’t vote in the 2024 Pa. primary | April 10, 2024 (Public Source)

Politically homeless: What Pennsylvania's disenfranchised want from 2024 candidates | March 13, 2024 (Erie Times-News)

Closed primaries shut out millions of voters, divide Americans into ‘warring camps’ | January 25, 2024 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Independent Party ID Tied for High; Democratic ID at New Low | January 12, 2024 (Gallup)

6 states are rethinking how they run their primaries in 2024 | December 30, 2023 (NBC News)

Bills to open Pennsylvania’s primary elections to independent voters pass in state House committee | October 17, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

Proposals To Include Independents In Primaries Advance In House | October 17, 2023 (Politics PA)

PA House committee advances bills to repeal closed primary elections | October 17, 2023 (City & State)

Proposals would end Pennsylvania’s closed primary system by opening it up to unaffiliated voters | October 17, 2023 (PennLive)

VIDEO: Pennsylvania lawmakers to consider open primaries bill | October 17, 2023 (ABC 27)

Pennsylvania students call on lawmakers to end ‘archaic’ closed primaries | October 16, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

Pa. House committee will consider open primary legislation | October 12, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

Pennsylvania lawmakers to consider open primaries bill | October 11, 2023 (abc27 News)

How 1.2 million voters in Pennsylvania could suddenly find their voice this spring | October 3, 2023 (Erie Times-News)

Push for Open Primaries in Pennsylvania | September 20, 2023 (Erie News Now)

Five former Pa. governors want to allow independents to vote in partisan primaries | September 18, 2023 (Spotlight PA)

Five former Pa. governors call for open primaries; ‘it’s the right thing and smart thing to do” | September 18, 2023 (Penn Live)

Former PA Governors Call For Repeal of Closed Primaries | September 18, 2023 (Politics PA)

5 former PA governors back repeal of closed primaries | September 18, 2023 (City & State)

Pa. Senate moves bill for earlier 2024 primary election as 5 former governors join in backing open primaries | September 18, 2023 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Pa., 1.2 million registered voters can’t take part in primaries. Election experts urge House lawmakers to change that. | June 26, 2023 (WITF)

Open primaries getting long look from Pennsylvania lawmakers | June 23, 2023 (Sharon Herald)

House committee hears testimony on changing state’s closed primary: ‘Why can’t Pennsylvania?’ | June 23, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

A push to repeal Pa.’s closed primaries is up for discussion (again) in Harrisburg | June 22, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

Our Region's Business - Open Primaries in Pennsylvania | May 14, 2023 (WPXI)

Pa. Senators Introduce Bill to Allow Independents to Vote in Primaries | May 1, 2023 (NBC10 Philadelphia)

Pa. state senators introduce open primary bill | May 1, 2023 (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

State Sens. Boscola, Laughlin Introduce Bill to Open PA Primaries to Independent Voters | April 28, 2023 (WDIY)

Sen. Boscola bill would open Pa. primary elections to independent voters | April 27, 2023 (LehighValleyLive.com)

There’s a new push to make Pennsylvania’s primary elections open to independents | April 26, 2023 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Steelers legend and veteran Rocky Bleier joins state senators to tout bill ending Pa.’s closed primaries | April 26, 2023 (PennLive)

Another push to open primaries in Pennsylvania | April 26, 2023 (The Sunbury Daily Item)

PA state senators introducing bipartisan legislation to repeal closed primaries | April 26, 2023 (YourErie.com)

Sens. Laughlin, Boscola introduce open primary legislation | April 26, 2023 (TalkErie.com)

Video: School Boards, Fetterman’s Return, and Open Primaries (segment begins at timestamp 12:30): | April 23, 2023 (Pennsylvania Newsmakers)

Lawmakers again pushing to open Pennsylvania's closed primary elections | April 20, 2023 (CNHI News)

Podcast: Why Do Primaries Even Exist? | April 13, 2023 (Philadelphia CitizenCast)

Your City Defined: Primary Elections | April 12, 2023 (Philadelphia Citizen)

Poll Results: Nearly 3 In 4 Favor Move To Open Primaries | April 5, 2023 (Politics PA)

Open primary supporters renew push to bring in new voters | April 4, 2023 (CBS 21)

Sen. Dan Laughlin: Let’s give every registered voter equal chance to vote in every election | March 31, 2023 (Broad + Liberty)

Erie Senator Dan Laughlin Advocates for Open Primaries in Bipartisan Policy Center's Discussion | March 9, 2023 (Erie News Now)

State of independents | Feb. 5, 2023 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pennsylvanians were asked what they want to change about the state House. Their answer: less partisan deadlock. | Feb. 3, 2023 (Spotlight PA)

Empowering the middle: Bucks politicians, political watchers embrace independents | Feb. 3, 2023 (Bucks County Courier Times)

Independent voters were the key in Pennsylvania | Nov. 9, 2022 (CNN)

Ideas We Should Steal: Make. Voting. Easier. | Nov. 9, 2022 (The Philadelphia Citizen)

Pennsylvania invented party primaries. Now it’s time to fix them. | Oct. 16, 2022 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Local group advocating for open primaries in Pa. | Sept. 7, 2022 (WFMZ - Lehigh Valley)

Steelers star and other veterans highlighting impact of closed primaries on those who served | Aug. 26, 2022 (Penn Capital-Star)

Should Pa. open its primaries to independent voters? | Aug. 19, 2022 (WITF Smart Talk)

'Open Primary' Legislation Supported By Bipartisan PA Lawmakers | Aug. 19, 2022 (Patch)

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider arguments on partisan primary elections | Aug. 18, 2022 (Al Dia)

PA House Bill Allowing Independent Voters to Participate in Primary Elections Receives Committee Hearing | Aug. 18, 2022 (Erie News Now)

Pennsylvania lawmakers considering open primaries | Aug. 17, 2022 (ABC 27 - Harrisburg)

Independent voters make a case before state committee for inclusion in primary elections | Aug. 16, 2022 (City & State)

Pa. lawmakers weigh bill that would allow independents to vote on primary candidates | Aug. 16, 2022 (Spotlight PA)

Lawmakers hear calls to open Pa. primary elections to all voters, not just Democrats and Republicans | Aug. 16, 2022 (The Morning Call)

Moving to open primaries in Pa. vetted by House committee | Aug. 16, 2022 (Penn Live)

Closed primary elections disenfranchise independent voters, veterans, House committee hears | Aug. 16, 2022 (Penn Capital-Star)

Legislation would open Pennsylvania's primaries to all | Aug. 16, 2022 (Tioga Publishing)

Pa. lawmakers discuss whether primary elections should be open to all voters | Aug. 16, 2022 (Sharon Herald)

Public hearing set to allow independents to vote in PA primaries | Aug. 15, 2022 (Keystone State News)

Pennsylvania - the State of Independents | July 27, 2022 (Real Clear Politics)

Repeal closed primaries in Pennsylvania | June 15, 2022 (Pottstown Mercury)

Push For Open Primaries Continue | June 6, 2022 (ButlerRadio.com)

Advocate David Thornburgh: Opening Pa.’s primaries is the ‘right and smart thing to do’ | May 23, 2022 (Penn Capital-Star)

The Push for Open Primaries in PA | May 5, 2022 (Erie News Now)

David Thornburgh spearheads new effort to open PA primaries | May 4, 2022 (Chestnut Hill Local)

Advocacy organizations are looking to open the state’s primaries to independent, third party voters | May 3, 2022 (WESA, The Confluence)

Ballot PA and Rep. Chris Quinn talk open primaries | May 2, 2022 (WHYY, Radio Times)

Independents can't vote in Pennsylvania's primaries -- here's why that might change | April 28, 2022 (Fox 43)

Why Pa. independents can’t vote for candidates in this May's primary, and the push to change that | April 25, 2022 (Spotlight PA)

Hearing on State Senate bill to open primary elections | April 21, 2022 (Fox 56) 

Witnesses ask Pennsylvania Senate to let 1.1 million independents vote in primaries | April 22, 2022 (The Citizen' Voice)

Time to open Pennsylvania's primaries | April 20, 2022 (The Daily Item)

Open primaries would allow 1.1 million independent voters to take part in elections, lawmakers say | April 17, 2022 (Philly Voice)

Pennsylvania state senator proposes bill to end closed primary elections | April 13, 2022 (WGAL)

Organizations renewing push for open primaries in Pa. | April 12, 2022 (WFMZ)

New bill pushes to open up Pennsylvania primary system | April 12, 2022 (CBS 21)

Lawmakers Laughlin and Collett are vouching for independent voters’ voices in primary elections | April 12, 2022 (City and State)

Pa. shouldn’t have closed primaries | April 12, 2022 (LNP Lancaster Online)

High Stakes in Pennsylvania’s Primary Races | April 9, 2022 (Real Clear Politics)

Group wants to let independents vote in party primaries | March 30, 2022

Here’s how we restore American democracy | February 28, 2022 (Fulcrum)

Bucks League of Women Voters call for open primaries | February 8, 2022 (The Reporter)

Run a meaningful primary to include independents | January 17, 2022 (PennLive)

Open Primaries in Pennsylvania? Lawmaker pushes for all voters to have a say | May 18, 2021 (NBC Philadelphia)

New political party takes aim at Pennsylvania's broken politics | August 19, 2021 (GoErie)

Pennsylvania’s closed primaries | October 9, 2019 (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

Readers React: Let unaffiliated voters participate in primaries | October 9, 2019 (The Morning Call)

Opinion, Editorials, Letters to the Editor

Letter: It's time for open primaries | June 11, 2024 (PennLive)

Letter: Open up voting | April 28, 2024 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Closed Primary, Bad for Democracy: Pennsylvania’s Primary Problem | April 24, 2024 (US News & World Report)

Facts over Fear: Time for Pennsylvania to open its primaries to all | April 19, 2024 (Penn Capital-Star)

WATCH: Ballot PA Chair David Thornburgh talks the push to allow independents to vote in Pennsylvania primaries | April 7, 2024 (NBC10 Philadelphia)

Open primaries have strong bipartisan support in Pennsylvania | April 2, 2024 (PennLive)

Editorial: Every Pa. election should be contested | February 19, 2024 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

EDITORIAL: Good to see voter registration on the rise | January 10, 2024 (The Daily Item)

No place for extremism | November 30, 2023 (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Both Republicans and Democrats need to rethink their positions on independent voters | November 14, 2023 (PennLive)

Editorial: Opening primaries won't heal our politics, but it will help | October 24, 2023 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

OPINION: It’s Time to End Closed Primaries | October 17, 2023 (Haverford Clerk)

Dave Kelm: One easy way Pennsylvania can get better political leaders | October 16, 2023 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Opinion: The Disenfranchisement of Students | October 12, 2023 (The Gettysburgian)

Opening PA’s Primaries | October 6, 2023 (PCN: Pennsylvania Newsmakers)

Automatic voter registration is a win for Pennsylvanians. Now we need open primaries. | September 27, 2023 (Lancaster Online)

Former Pa. governors rally around push to open Pa.'s closed primaries | September 26, 2023 (GoErie.com)

Move the primary, and leave no voters behind | September 22, 2023 (Penn Live)

Editorial: 5 former Pa. governors agree on open primaries | September 21, 2023 (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

It’s time for Pennsylvania to open its primary elections to all voters | September 15, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

Editorial: Pennsylvania voters would benefit from an open primary system | September 12, 2023 (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Opinion: A million reasons to open up primaries in Pennsylvania | July 11, 2023 (City & State PA)

Jeff Greenburg: We should continue to improve Pennsylvania’s elections | June 21, 2023 (Broad + Liberty)

Who CAN’T Vote Today | May 16, 2023 (The Philadelphia Citizen)

Time for Open Primaries in Pennsylvania | May 12, 2023 (RealClear Pennsylvania)

Editorial: Get out the vote on Tuesday | May 12, 2023 (The Tribune-Democrat)

Pa.’s closed primary, state judges: Tuesday’s election is a double-dark downer | May 11, 2023 (PennLive)

Editorial: Open up primaries to give all voters a voice | May 5, 2023 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

An independent Pa. House speaker? Now let independents vote in primaries | David Thornburgh | January 8, 2023 (Penn Capital-Star)

In Pennsylvania, Independent Voters Take Center Stage | December 8, 2022 (Real Clear Pennsylvania)

Veterans should work for open primaries in Pennsylvania | September 30, 2022 (Broad + Liberty)

Bleier Calls for End to Closed Primaries | September 9, 2022 (Politics PA)

Keep an eye on the Independents this year in PA | August 31, 2022 (Beaver County Times)

Things looking up for open primaries in Pennsylvania | August 20, 2022 (Reading Eagle)

Open primaries for fairness, governance | June 6, 2022 (The Tribune Democrat)

Open primaries for fairness, governance | May 31, 2022 (The Times Tribune)

It may be time to rethink the role of the independent voter in primary elections | May 26, 2022 (City & State)

Can anything bring some normalcy to Pa. politics? Yep. - John Baer | May 26, 2022 (Penn Live)

Repeal closed primaries in Pennsylvania | May 26, 2022 (Chestnut Hill Local)

Independent voters want to be heard. Is anybody listening? | May 24, 2022 (The Fulcrum)

Opinion: Pennsylvania has a primary problem | May 21, 2022 (CNN)

Time to Give Independents a Vote | May 10, 2022 (Tri County Record)

GUEST VIEW: Pennsylvania’s closed primaries diminish democracy and encourage extremism | May 13, 2022 (The Sharon Herald)

Our View: Open primaries have our vote | May 10, 2022 (Bucks County Courier Times)

It's time for Pennsylvania to allow Independents to vote in primary | May 2, 2022 (Reading Eagle)

It's time for Pennsylvania to open its primaries | May 1, 2022 (Herald-Standard)

Opening Pa.'s primary elections would help de-radicalize politics | April 29, 2022 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

End the closed primary in PA | May 31, 2021 (GoErie) 

Want to help resolve American political dysfunction? Allow open primary elections | May 31, 2021 (The Washington Post)

Should Philadelphia have open primaries? | May 14, 2021 (Philadelphia Inquirer) 

Let independents vote in primaries: Open primaries would give independent voters a voice and increase turnout | June 7, 2020 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Primaries should be open to all | October 2, 2019 (TribLive)

Voting changes in Pennsylvania | October 2, 2019 (The River Reporter)

Former PA party heads say independent voters deserve a voice in primaries | October 1, 2019 (PennLive)

Vote in Tuesday's municipal primary — and be thankful you can (because unaffiliated voters can't) | May 19, 2019 (LNP)

Time to open the primaries in Pennsylvania | May 17, 2019 (PennLive)

Open Pennsylvania’s primaries to all voters | May 15, 2019 (Reading Eagle)

Open Pa.'s primaries to unaffiliated voters | May 13, 2019 (York Dispatch)

Fair primaries | May 6, 2019 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Amending primary election code in Pennsylvania is long overdue | November 30, 2018 (Sentinel)

Political empowerment starts with open primaries | November 9, 2018 (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Open Pennsylvania Primaries to Unaffiliated Voters | September 30, 2018 (Express-Times)

Open primary a good idea | September 25, 2018 (Citizens' Voice)

Independent voters should be allowed to vote in Pa. primaries | June 3, 2018 (Observer-Reporter)

Leaders in Pennsylvania General Assembly wisely move toward opening primary elections to independents | May 30, 2018 (LNP)

Let's open primaries to all, and watch real change happen | May 25, 2018 (Philadelphia Inquirer)

It's time for PA to finally switch to open primaries | May 25, 2018 (Patriot News)

Ideas We Should Steal: Open Primary Voting | September 16, 2015 (The Philadelphia Citizen)

Some changes needed to entice PA voters to vote | June 5, 2015 (Daily Local News)

Pa. should open primaries to all voters | May 23, 2014 (Mercury)

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