Argument: Open primaries let independents/third-party-voters participate
Bob Stern, president of the Los Angeles-based Center for Governmental Studies: "I want every vote to count, and right now there is very little incentive for registered independents to vote in primaries because they have to request a Democratic or Republican ballot."
"Primary issue." NewsReview.com Editorial. June 3rd, 2010.: "There are many aspects to this problem. The independents in the office want to be able to participate in this year’s primary election. But unless they choose to falsely declare their allegiance to one of the parties, they are frozen out."