2016 primary election freaks out voters and pols

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on Chicago residents' deliberate lack of voting interest; whether political parties, rather than taxpayers, should bear the cost of primary elections; and (premium audio only) why elected officials—and their families—take electoral losses personally. (Uncensored version contains profane language.) Length 5.5 minutes standard, 22.3 minutes premium.

Music: "Aux puces No. 13" by Circus Marcus

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