Former candidate for governor pushing open primaries

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Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s story here.

“A former gubernatorial candidate who ran as an independent in 2018 has called on Connecticut’s Democratic and Republican leaders to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their party primaries.

Oz Griebel sent letters on Friday to the chairs of the GOP and Democratic parties, urging them and their party members ‘to take the actions necessary to enable all unaffiliated voters to participate in the presidential primary of their choice.’

Both party chairs have expressed resistance to the idea, suggesting people should instead register with a party if they want to vote in the primary.

Griebel has been working with SAM or Serve America Movement, a national group that advocates for election reforms, such as open primaries in Connecticut. Griebel is the SAM-CT Task Force chair and has been meeting with groups around the state since October.”