WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations.
The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the states’ open primaries.
Democrats in Hawaii and Republicans in Montana had challenged the open primaries as a violation of the parties’ constitutional right to freedom of association.
Voters do not have to be affiliated with a political party to cast ballots in primary elections.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Tucson shooting memorial picks up $61K from National Park Service
- Trump weighing options as travel ban nears expiration date
- Department of Justice faces deadline over Arpaio’s pardon legal action
- Con artists selling water filters target Mesa neighborhood
- Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95