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View Diary: Tennessee Democrats, Let’s Talk: It's Time to Kick That Crossover Voting Habit (17 comments)

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  •  Eh. I agree but (2+ / 0-)
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    Mopshell, ZenTrainer

    My only tweak would be to allow independents to vote in either primary. The closed primaries do encourage screwing with the other side to an incredible extent.

    •  That discourages membership in the parties, (0+ / 0-)

      in the long run, concentrating the decision making into fewer hands. If independents want to participate in the early stages of the process, they should pick a side and sign up.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 07:43:02 AM PDT

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    •  In New Jersey (1+ / 0-)
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      GAKeynesian

      Independents can vote in either party, but doing so effectively declares their party allegiance. To recover independence (or to switch parties), the voter has to change officially at least 30 [not completely sure of number] days before a subsequent primary.

      I think this involves the county clerk, but I don't know, since I've always been blue.

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