So, let’s talk about ‘primary’. According to Merriam-Webster, primary is:
1. First in order of time or development
2. First rank of importance or value
3. Of or relating to preparation for something else
4. Of or relating to a primary election/primary candidate
I want to focus on #4 (oh, we’ve been here before, ha ha). We all probably know what a primary election is and how the results will effect general elections both state and national. This is a kind of weeding out of candidates so that a smaller number will appear on the general election ballots, allowing voters to make a more clear choice. A majority vote is, perhaps, easier to attain when there are only 2 or 3 to choose from instead of 10 or more.