Governor Opposes Return To Closed Primaries

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Governor John Bel Edwards says he remains opposed to eliminating the so-called "jungle primary" system in Louisiana that he believes has served the state well.

The Democrat reiterated his stand during his monthly call-in radio show Wednesday.

The current system places all candidates, regardless of their party affiliation, onto a single ballot question with the person garnering more than 50 percent of the vote declared the winner.

Legislation could be proposed next year to establish a closed primary system in Louisiana that would pit candidates of the same party against each other before voters decide the eventual winner in a general election.

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