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April 12, 2016
"New York State is one of the few states in the nation that doesn't have an open primary system for the presidential primary and that means 3.2 million New Yorkers will not be able to participate," said Assemblyman Thiele, discussing legislation to allow voters unaffiliated with a political party to take part in primary elections. "We're hoping that, by bringing this to the floor now, it is something that in the future, we will be able to have open primaries in the state of New York. A9661