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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:29 AM

27. Larry Sabato: "most people who claim to be independent really are not"

While I don't think that Independent voters are the be all end all of voters I do rather think that many of them are far more ready to vote for any candidate regardless of their label than any voter who has chosen to join a political party. I would agree that there are plenty of voters who want others to think that they are Independent but are in actuality no such thing. In Arizona nearly a third of voters do not register Republican or Democrat and voluntarily either skip voting in partisan primaries or make it substantially more difficult for themselves to vote on partisan primaries. Such an effort indicates to me that such Independent voters are willing to put their effort where their registration is. I don't dispute that motivating party members is quite important.

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