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Letter: Open up primaries in New York State

Long Island voters will decide the outcomes of

Long Island voters will decide the outcomes of contested elections in the villages of Northport, Roslyn Estates, East Hills, East Williston, Mineola, Lindenhurst, Mastic Beach, Patchogue and Head of the Harbor on Tuesday, March 15, 2015. Photo Credit: AP, 2010

Why shouldn’t New York allow open primaries so that people can choose to vote in any party’s primary? This would give a voice to those who register with no party. These “blanks” make up nearly one-third of Long Island voters.

This also would give those of us who don’t like our party’s pick a chance to support the other party’s candidate. Isn’t that what democracy is all about?

Patrick Nicolosi, Elmont

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