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Professor La Raja Details How Party Insiders Can Make Presidential Primaries Safer, Fairer and More Democratic

Raymond La Raja, political science, and Jonathan Rauch from the Brookings Institution write that both Democrat and Republican presidential nominating processes are at risk of producing nominees who aren’t competent to govern and/or don’t represent a majority of the party’s voters. They say this is because party professionals have a declining role in the process, but these insiders can make primaries safer, fairer and more democratic. (Brookings, 1/31/20)


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