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Presidential primary law limits voters

While I am in favor of moving Washington’s presidential primary from May to March, Senate Bill 5273 will continue the disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians who prefer not to declare an affiliation with either major party.

These individuals don’t want to simply fall in line and check a box in order to participate. They want to remain independent and still have their voices heard. I stand with them, as do my colleagues in the House Republican Caucus. We introduced our own bill and an amendment to Senate Bill 5273 that would have ensured voters could remain unaffiliated an...


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