Earlier this short session, legislation (Senate Bill 75) was filed that would eliminate the rights of voters to select Indiana’s U.S. Senator candidates in a primary election. The bill would move this vote to 2333 delegates in the Democratic Party Convention and 1800 delegates in the Republican Party Convention rather than the 4.5 million registered voters throughout the state.
This would cast aside over 100 years of precedent and is simply a solution in search of a problem.
Primary voters of both parties should remain able to select the candidate for the general election. If any discussion were to occur, it should be to encourage more voter participation, not further discourage it.
I encourage all Hoosiers to track this bill and other legislation at www.iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/bills.
Candidate for State Representative
Indiana District 75