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  •  an unenrolled voter (0+ / 0-)

    can vote in either primary...thats the point.
    As far as conventions and platform committees go, if that is your interest then I think you go from "voter" to "party member".
    My advice is to the 99.99% of voters who just want to vote, sometimes being unenrolled is activist enough. Maybe not for you though.

    •  Your assumption is not correct. To vote in a (2+ / 0-)
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      a primary in my state -- and some others -- you must be registered in that party.  To have a vote in a caucus, you  must be registered in the party.  To be a convention delegate, you must be registered in the party and selected at a caucus.  

      I'm not going from anything to anything.  I'm already a party member,have been a convention delegate, and served on a platform committee.

      Being an unenrolled activist is fine for some, but not for others.  Your 99.9% figure seems to be based merely on your opinion.  You certainly are entitled to it, but you'll need more than that to convince me the figure is accurate.

      And, by the way, there's more than one way to make a candidate earn your vote.

      Well, Mark, the President has worked to elevate the discourse in this town.
      -- Scott McClellan 5/17/2005

      by coloradobl on Sat Nov 04, 2006 at 08:01:22 PM PST

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      •  yes (0+ / 0-)

        you are correct, there are some states which will not allow unenrolled voters to vote in a party primary. This should be changed.
        As for my 99.9% number, sure I pulled it out of my butt, however subtract the number of platform committee members and convention delegates from the number of registered voters and Im fairly sure you com close to my 99.99%.

        Elections must be taken back from the parties and given back to the people. Registration laws are written for and by the parties and are not written for the ease and use of the voter.

        Here's a recipie for a voter activist who doesnt have the desire to be a party operative.
        1.Learn the registration laws in your state

        2.Fight to change your registration laws

        3.Fight for open primaries

        4.Register unenrolled

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