One step closer to ending NJ’s rigged primaries | Editorial

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It’s primary voting season again, which means most New Jerseyans are going to robotically mark the boxes next to the candidates running down the left-hand column on their ballots – all stacked up, like pearls on a string — and give scant notice to the names clinging to the opposite side of our touch screens. It makes little sense, but that’s Jersey politics: If you have the party’s endorsement in a primary, you get to join the “party line,” you benefit from the ballot dictated by the county’s political machine, and your opponents get banished to what is known as ballot Siberia. Other than tho…

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