Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Little-Known Way Our Political System Is Rigged to Favor the Establishment

SYou might not have heard of this ridiculous advantage to incumbency.

By Eric Zuesse

Did you know that if a given political party already has an incumbent in a particular political post, it’s standard practice in the United States for a political party to prohibit its voter-list to be purchased by anyone who’s not an incumbent office-holder in that party — including by someone who wishes to challenge or contest within that party the incumbent, in a primary election?

Only incumbents have access to that crucial list — crucial for any candidate in a primary election (unless there is no incumbent who is of that party).

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