After reading our backgrounder on Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory veto yesterday, be sure to read David Ormsby on what likely comes next for the "open primary" proposal:
For Quinn’s legislative action to become law, both chambers of the
Illinois General Assembly must approve the changes. If the legislature
declines to act, Quinn’s gambit dies.
Want to guess what happens next?
Nothing. [...] The governor, who failed to raise the measure
during the regular spring legislative session, has cultivated no
lawmaker support. Zilch.
Then why do it? Publicity.
Meanwhile, the Sun-Times editorialized against the proposal, noting that political parties will not be able to identify their supporters and therefore will "have a harder time contacting reluctant voters and educating them on the