The top-two primary system previously declared unconstitutional twice, was reinstated by former Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) via the Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court to enable Republicans to successfully hijack everyone's right to vote for anyone other than Republicans in November! Republicans knew that few people show up to vote at primaries and that by re-instituting a top-two primary system would help them to force voters to vote only for Republicans!
It is shameful that voters have not learned the lesson that your right to vote is important, and that you need to actively exercise that right. Because lethargic voters did not show up at the primary election, today eligible voters are being forced to vote only for two Republicans who have no interest in the real needs of the people in the 4th Congressional district they will represent.
This will severely impact the elderly, rights to health care, women's equal pay, minorities rights and the financial future of the working class to jobs, Hanford funding, and raising of the minimum wage vs. tax breaks for the wealthy.
We must repeal the top-two primary system so that Republicans cannot hijack your vote and your right to live!
-- RL GUILLEN, Kennewick