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Sen. Jim Dabakis says his views on "Count My Vote" are evolving.

While he still does not support the initiative, he sees a need to change to a direct primary system because the extremists who control the caucuses have hurt education.

"I see so many reasonable Republican legislators who realize our education system is in a catastrophic situation," says Dabakis. "They say I would like to do something for education, my constituents want me to do something about education, but the delegates are ideologues and they don't want me to do anything about education. the 30-year decline of our educational system is a direct result of the craziness of the Republican delegate base."