Save Democracy AZ

by Steve Goldstein

Arizona's primary system allows independents to take part--but they have to choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. Our Save Democracy AZ podcast explores the current system and what other options exist to give all of the state's voters equal access to choosing who will battle in the general election. We feature the most interesting politicians, elected officials, scholars, and pundits in conversation wit... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E04 - John Opdycke on primary reform

    S01 E04 - John Opdycke on primary reform

    John Opdycke, President of Open Primaries, talks with Steve Goldstein about how passion for election reform is as strong as he's ever seen it and the time for states to act is now.

    11:34
  • S01 E03 - Sinema becomes an independent--what would a three-way race in 2024 look like?

    S01 E03 - Sinema becomes an independent--what would a three-way race in 2024 look like?

    On this edition of the Save Democracy AZ podcast, Host Steve Goldstein finds out what longtime political analyst Chris Herstam thinks of Senator Kyrsten Sinema's decision to leave the Democratic Party. Herstam also offers historic...

    10:35
  • S01 E02 - Who Are the Independent Voters?

    S01 E02 - Who Are the Independent Voters?

    The number of independent voters continues to grow, and their impact was felt in a massive way in Arizona--as what was expected to be an extremely successful 2022 for the GOP didn't turn out that way in statewide races. Save Democ...

    12:01
  • S01 E01 - Would Different Nominees Have Led to Different Election Results in Arizona?

    S01 E01 - Would Different Nominees Have Led to Different Election Results in Arizona?

    For our inaugural edition of the Save Democracy AZ podcast, host Steve Goldstein asks HighGround's Chuck Coughlin about whether different Republican nominees would have led to the GOP winning more races in 2022. And, Coughlin offe...

    10:02