Nebraska’s Political Culture Could Be the Future
Coalition-making is the name of the game. The Cornhusker State, one of the country’s most conservative, has managed what many had considered impossible: Genuine cooperation between parties to pass things they agree on, like abolition of the death penalty. Many credit the state’s open primary system, where the top two candidates from any party advance to a runoff race, meaning the primaries don’t see politicians pander only to their registered voters. The system has now been adopted in Washington and California, and some hope it’ll catch on nationwide.