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  •  similar thing in a few other states (2+ / 0-)
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    Marcus Graly, rebel ga

    Kansas lists hometowns, Pennsylvania lists home counties, Maryland used to list that info, Vermont lists hometown. West Virginia lists hometown. Can't remember any others at the moment

    The listings lead to some fun polarized primary voting. Not sure it'd do much for Texas since you'd get random dudes from Dallas/Houston getting lots of votes from there just because. As opposed to now, where a segment of the Texas D vote goes to people with bland names and another segment goes to candidates with Hispanic names.

    My favorite example of the power of listing home towns on a ballot was a Kansas US Senate Democratic primary in 2004. One of the candidates was from Shawnee, Kansas (in Suburban Johnson County) and he won Shawnee County, Kansas (Topeka) by a 4-1 margin, coincidentally.

    So in 5 months, watch out for the split between Johnson County (where Milton Wolf lives) and the rest of Kansas in the Roberts/Wolf primary

    The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

    by RBH on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 01:48:14 PM PST

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