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Ballot Initiatives and the Future of Political Parties

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Ballot Initiatives and the Future of Political Parties

Ballot Initiatives and the Future of Political Parties

Ballot Initiatives and the Future of Political Parties

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Two states on the West Coast will have issues on the November ballot that would dramatically change the way candidates are chosen — and vastly diminish the role of political parties in the process. We look at the future of political parties.

Guests:

Sam Reed, secretary of state for Washington state.

Sen. Art Torres, chairman, Democratic Party of California.