Coming up on the Oregon ballot is an option for "Top Two" primaries, where anyone can vote for anyone on the ballot, and the top 2 get to run off, regardless of party. Both Democratic and Republican parties are against it. So, would this help or hurt? I don't think it will change anything in the strongholds of Portland or far east Oregon. In the more divided areas, are we more likely to get a Betsy Johnson style pro-gun Democrat, or a waffly Republican soft on the gun issue? A true independent? Green? Libertarian? Is there anyone out there with actual political science training?