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Democratic Primaries

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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 06:46 PM Feb 2020

Closed Primaries or Open primaries? [View all]

Which is better?

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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Closed Primaries or Open primaries? [View all] Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 OP
Why should non-Democrats have a say in who the Democratic nominee is? That is the argument to do still_one Feb 2020 #1
I know. I don't subscribe to it either. NurseJackie Feb 2020 #4
+++ still_one Feb 2020 #9
Open. HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #2
So you want right-wing pos to mess with a primary? rockfordfile Feb 2020 #34
Let's be realistic, the vast majority of people won't vote in an election just to mess with it. HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #36
semi-closed solves this issue and still allow the tens of millions of indies to participate Celerity Feb 2020 #41
Hearts for the truth. aikoaiko Feb 2020 #37
Hey, thanks! HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #39
Closed Just_Vote_Dem Feb 2020 #3
Voting should be made easier not harder Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #5
Ummm... just register for the party. Happy Hoosier Feb 2020 #8
If it is so easy, then how could that be a barrier to keeping people from meddling? Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #10
If they register to vote as Democrats, then vote away. Happy Hoosier Feb 2020 #21
So we punish those who want to stay out of the fray by registering independent or third party? Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #23
It's not punishment... Happy Hoosier Feb 2020 #25
But this is a democracy not "an organization" Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #26
This is a political party!! Happy Hoosier Feb 2020 #30
This is American democracy, defined by the parties which are defined by the voters. By definition, Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #32
All it does is make it easier for the GOP to fuck with us...I saw it in Georgia where we finally Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #14
Nobody is preventing anyone from voting. It's not difficult to choose a party preference. NurseJackie Feb 2020 #18
Open SCantiGOP Feb 2020 #6
And the GOP is prepared to fuck with us there...all over the news...maybe you support the candidate Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #16
Depends on how open. Voltaire2 Feb 2020 #7
Absolutely closed! trump is calling on his minions to infiltrate our ecstatic Feb 2020 #11
I agree...let's say that EW might come in second in Carolina or even first...by voting for Sanders, Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #19
Semi-closed Celerity Feb 2020 #12
This is a reasonable compromise. PAMod Feb 2020 #17
it's the most common type in the US, 15 states use it, 12 are open, 12 are closed, 11 another type Celerity Feb 2020 #31
I can live with this, too. aikoaiko Feb 2020 #38
+100000 Celerity Feb 2020 #40
Close them! Laelth Feb 2020 #13
I used to be against them for the reasons cited here. PAMod Feb 2020 #15
Nonsense...that is not what happens...in Carolina and other states the GOP will vote for who Trump Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #22
So just make them "open" for non affiliated voters PAMod Feb 2020 #29
that is what is called semi-closed and is what I favour. I is also the most common type now Celerity Feb 2020 #42
Open, or at least allow people to remain unaffiliated and choose which ballot on primary day Cal Carpenter Feb 2020 #20
I am absolutely against allowing those who give nothing and do nothing for the party to help decide Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #24
This issue is way overblown. Just get rid of caucuses and we'll be fine. Garrett78 Feb 2020 #27
+10,000 Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #28
Democrats should vote... Mike Nelson Feb 2020 #33
We run a jungle, top-two system. Hate it. nt Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #35
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