Governor Brewer won't oppose "top two primary" initative

July 09, 2012

Governor Jan Brewer says she won’t take any further steps to have legislators consider election-law changes. 

An initiative that will appear on the November ballot would allow Arizonans to vote for a candidate of any party in the primary election, and advance the primary's top two finishers to the general election -- regardless of party affiliation.

Brewer says she's concerned those changes would weaken the current election system. The Governor and Republican legislators had agreed to hold a special session this week on a referendum that would have required candidates to disclose their party affiliation on the primary ballot, but that plan fell apart.

Brewer says while she still dislikes the so-called “top two primary” initiative, she has no further plans to counteract it.

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