With 57% of Florida voters voting yes on Amendment 3, it is shy of the required 60% to pass. Amendment 3 would install a “jungle primary” system.

Americans for Tax Reform urged rejection of the measure. It would have ended the state’s current closed primary system, and have all candidates compete in one primary where the top two vote-getters advance to a general election face-off.

This kind of primary is sometimes referred to as a “jungle primary.” This proposal is such a radical idea that both the Republican and Democratic parties opposed it. Such a dysfunctional system would likely result in greater burdens for Florida taxpayers.