Debate: Should Colorado have open primaries?

9NEWS WEB EXTRA 10/5/16.

KUSA— On this year’s ballot, Colorado voters will get the opportunity to decide whether to return to a presidential primary instead of the party-run caucuses, and to open all of the state’s primaries to unaffiliated (aka: independent) voters.

This story is part of the 9NEWS voter guide, where you can learn more about the issues and candidates on Colorado’s 2016 ballot.

Those are the core issues of propositions 107 and 108, which expose a philosophical rift about the role that political parties play in our representative democracy, and how they should be allowed to organize.

Here, you’ll find the unedited 9NEWS debate on these two measures. Speaking in support of both measures, Kent Thiry, the CEO of DaVita. In opposition, Corky Kyle with Save the Caucus.

RELATED: What's in Colorado's 9 ballot questions?

We included questions from viewers who watched the debate live on the 9NEWS Facebook page.

This debate will air in condensed form in the 9NEWS ballot question debate special, which will air on October 18 at 7pm on KTVD channel 20.

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