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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 11:06 AM
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31. And you have so assume that some of these people actually get elected occasionally.
They could, in fact, be spending your tax dollars right now!
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  -What is up with the Republicans voting in the Indiana Democratic Primary? beat tk  May-06-08 08:47 AM   #0 
  - Edit--I almost forgot to put in "Other"!  beat tk   May-06-08 08:49 AM   #1 
  - How does Republican vote splitting down the middle have NO IMPACT?  Skwmom   May-06-08 09:29 AM   #22 
     - I agree, but the impact in relation to there having been a closed primary is what I meant there.  beat tk   May-06-08 10:17 AM   #27 
  - Can Independents vote in Indiana primaries also? If yes, it is called  whistle   May-06-08 08:50 AM   #2 
  - Yes, Indiana is an open primary. However, party affiliation is changed when you vote.  beat tk   May-06-08 08:53 AM   #6 
  - How does that matter? A republican or conservative independent  whistle   May-06-08 08:57 AM   #10 
     - Yep, same holds true for the (R) primary. I think it's one of those things where it is assumed that  beat tk   May-06-08 08:59 AM   #12 
     - Yes, but there aren't many dems in Indiana for it to really matter.  faithfulcitizen   May-06-08 09:31 AM   #24 
  - Again... Indiana has an OPEN Primary system  TahitiNut   May-06-08 08:54 AM   #7 
     - Does that apply for both parties?  whistle   May-06-08 08:58 AM   #11 
        - You mean 'all' parties? Yes.  TahitiNut   May-06-08 09:02 AM   #15 
           - Actually all parties, but we know that the two major parties are key  whistle   May-06-08 09:05 AM   #19 
  - Can someone explain allowing republicans to vote in the Dem primary?  Secret_Society   May-06-08 08:51 AM   #3 
  - Because it's an open primary.  Jokerman   May-06-08 08:53 AM   #5 
  - What is the rationale behind open primaries in a state like Indiana?  whistle   May-06-08 08:59 AM   #13 
     - I think the rationale for open primaries in general is to increase turnout.  beat tk   May-06-08 09:04 AM   #18 
  - While the Democratic Party DOES have a rule limiting Primaries to 'Democrats' ...  TahitiNut   May-06-08 09:01 AM   #14 
     - That is not the case though in Indiana  whistle   May-06-08 09:03 AM   #17 
  - I would say it's a mixed bag  newmajority   May-06-08 08:52 AM   #4 
  - This is what I'm thinking. I'm thinking the legit votes will favor Obama, the chaos votes will favor  beat tk   May-06-08 08:55 AM   #8 
  - The Repukes will vote for the weaker Dem candidate ~~ Hillary...  Hepburn   May-06-08 08:56 AM   #9 
  - Or Obama on the theory that his campaign will implode  whistle   May-06-08 09:02 AM   #16 
  - If you missed it--the sad tale of one Democratic-voting Republican:  beat tk   May-06-08 09:10 AM   #20 
  - How could someone running for public office be that stupid?  kevinbgoode   May-06-08 10:27 AM   #29 
     - And you have so assume that some of these people actually get elected occasionally.  beat tk   May-06-08 11:06 AM   #31 
  - It really bothers me that it is legal for a radio host to  karynnj   May-06-08 09:23 AM   #21 
  - Yep, this cross-over voting is not all bad, but it's inexcusable to encourage these "stealth" votes.  beat tk   May-06-08 09:30 AM   #23 
  - What I am hearing from family and friends in Indiana is  Tippy   May-06-08 09:37 AM   #25 
  - Wow, didn't know that. Do they believe in alien babies too? Just kidding!  beat tk   May-06-08 10:00 AM   #26 
     - A Some of them probably do......  Tippy   May-06-08 10:17 AM   #28 
  - anybody else? Anyone in Indiana have a feel for what the Republicans are up to today?  beat tk   May-06-08 10:46 AM   #30 
  - ..  beat tk   May-06-08 03:18 PM   #34 
  - IMHO, there's only two ways to stop crossover voting.  Rwalsh   May-06-08 11:40 AM   #32 
  - I agree, and I have no idea what should be done about crossover votes. Probably nothing.  beat tk   May-06-08 11:47 AM   #33 
  - The majority was right--Clinton took the (R) vote 53/46. It was 11% of the vote. You guys are smart!  beat tk   May-07-08 08:13 AM   #35 

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