There is a simple way to give voters a choice
I just recently read about the process that Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner and Republican Chairman Nicholas Langworthy had to endure in cross-endorsing each party’s candidate for the two vacancies on the State Supreme Court. Although both chairmen agree that they are not fans of the system, neither of them proposes a solution that is very simple.
That solution is for both chairmen to nominate two candidates from their respective party and thus, provide the electorate with real choices to fill these two vacancies. The process as it currently exists does not provide the electorate with an election to these positions of 14-year terms. It is, in reality, an appointment.