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  •  I'm not sure if I understand this. (2+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA, SuetheRedWA

    And if I do, I don't think it would work in Texas.

    Texas doesn't make you register by political party and it has open primaries. They mark your registration card after you vote in whichever primary you vote in first to keep you from voting in both, but nobody registers "as" anything. You can call yourself whatever you want, but you don't have any legal status as "registered Democrat" or "registered Republican." The voter rolls just show which primary you last voted in, and as long as your voter registration is current, you go vote again in the next election.

    I do agree that districts should be drawn by independent commissions. We need fairly drawn districts based on squares of approximately the same size. If there aren't enough people in one square to make a fair district, they can adjust them at that point, but should not stretch them all out of shape to accommodate one party or the other.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 08:48:13 PM PST

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