The Case For Closed Primaries

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    Crossover voter threat in Michigan? Officials say they

    This is plain wrong.

    In Illinois if a person was to go in ask for a GOP ballot he or she would automatically be registered in the GOP party for the next two years.
     
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    Eh, I don't know that it's wrong. It's rather silly, but if that's the way that Michigan wants to do their primaries, that's their business.
     
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    Florida has closed primaries.

    As a consequence, this year I'm a republican. Scary, isn't it?
     
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    It sems like an invitation for the party without a contested primary to screw with the other party. That's why I don't like them.
     
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    Ive opposed the open primary concept since 08. I think it's absolutely stupid that we let people who aren't in our party determine who our party is going to nominate.
     
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    For me it's a question of participation. I don't want to sit on the sidelines, so I vote in the most exciting primary, assuming I can figure out which one is going to be titillating by the close of registration.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in agreement.

    Of course, I also made this point when Republicans were messing with the Democratic primaries in 2008...

    You know, when Rush Limbaugh literally asked people straight out to go vote for Hillary Clinton?
     
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    It's wrong no matter which party does it.
     
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    That's the truth.

    If I see anyone in my party doing it, I will be calling them assholes.
     
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    What would registration matter? You are not bound to vote that way.
     

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