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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 09:54 PM

8. Think again, then.

I was an officer (treasurer) of a county Democratic Party in a state with partisan registration (Democratic, Republican, or Independent). In primaries, many of my Democratic friends would register as Republican so that they could vote in the GOP primary, in effect ratfucking them, nominating the GOP candidate we could most easily defeat.

So these arguments for closed primaries are childish. The cross party voting happens anyway, regardless whether the primary is open or closed. And what about the independents? Democrats could use those votes, too.

The only solution is to let everybody vote. In Michigan during primaries, you get to select the party's ballot when you arrive at the polls. Everybody gets to vote, no matter what party they have allegiance. As to the cross party voting, it happens anyway, even in closed primary states.

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