Arizonans continue to desert the two main political parties.
New figures Tuesday from the Secretary of States Office show 953,503 people who are signed up to vote in next week's primary listed no political affiliation. That is approaching 31 percent of the more than 3.1 million registered voters.
By contrast, independents were only about 27 percent of the electorate two years ago. And a decade ago, fewer than 16 percent of those signed up to vote had declared themselves independents.
The disdain for organized parties seems to have taken roughly equal bites out of both the Democrats and the Republicans.
What Arizonans need is an Arizona Party -- one that would stand up to Federal bullies and put Arizonans first, rather than illegal alien invaders and globalist big business.