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  •  in what sense would these be "false votes?" (8+ / 0-)

    The Michigan Republican Party chose to make their primary an open election to which Democrats and Independents are explicitly invited. In which sense is our accepting this invitation in any way false? Democrats are welcome to vote in the Michigan GOP primary. So we should vote for the candidate whom we wish to see win that primary. For me, that's Santorum, and if I lived in Michigan I'd be voting for him there. End of story.

    "Sorry this is such a long letter, but I didn't have time to write a short one." -- Rudyard Kipling

    by Reviser on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 01:23:47 PM PST

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    •  so you truly wish that santorum become the (0+ / 0-)

      next president of the united states?

      that's where the incredible low conniving enters.  

      you know full well the open primaries are intended for genuing votes and not for gaming the system.

      puerile behavior, imo, if done as an individual.  to organize a movement or action to do so is dishonest and reprehensible.  a truly bad bad move.


      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:27:05 PM PST

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      •  President? (0+ / 0-)

        Who's voting for President here? We're voting in a primary to choose a candidate for the election.
        His (and my) choice for the candidate to oppose Obama is Santorum.

        "you know full well the open primaries are intended for genuing votes and not for gaming the system."
        I know nothing of the sort. If it's open, then anyone can participate in the selection, for any reason.

        And here's a chance for my vote to mean something. Most of the previous primary elections I've voted in were already wrapped up by this time. Here I have a chance to influence the decision. Isn't that the definition of democracy?

        FFS, why is this so contentious and hard to figure out?

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