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| Judy Woodruff | PBS NewsHour |

A major factor in the increasing partisanship we have seen in recent years is how the parties select their candidates.

Alaska has lately been trying something different, which is already showing results, while facing some resistance. Judy Woodruff traveled there as part of her ongoing series about divisions in the country, America at a Crossroads.

A real game changer

Nick Troiano, Executive Director of Unite America: “The system is responsive to the nuanced preferences of voters. Right now, we have a system that overrepresents those at the fringes of both political parties, at the expense of the majority.”

Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola: “The open primary made a huge difference. That was a real game changer for me.”

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