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View Diary: The GOP's messed-up delegate race (173 comments)

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  •  presidential primaries are different (0+ / 0-)

    state, senate and congressional primaries put all candidates into one huge pool and send the top two to the general, irrespective of party, but presidential primaries are not bound by that rule, and parties can restrict primary ballots to members of their parties, or let DTS or other party members vote, as they see fit. democrats tend to let greens and DTS vote, the GOP vacillates but at this point will have a closed primary IIRC.

    there was a supreme court ruling on whether states could force parties to have an open primary for presidential elections, that junked the ca. 2000 open primary system, where everyone could vote for everyone.

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