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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 04:37 PM
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Horsey: Primary day in Washington


Being a transplant from a state where I never had to identify with a party, I kind of find this "pick a party" thing alien.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 04:45 PM
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1. Oh, hardy har har
I'm tired of the Democrats being tarred with the Republican brush.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 11:38 AM
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5. The point Horsey is making is...
A large majority of Washington voters do not and never have strongly identified with any party. That is why so many voters got royally pissed when the major parties got the blanket primary tossed; that is why Initiative 872 (which created the Top Two primary) passed in 2004 with 60% of the vote.

If I had not intended to vote against Maria Cantwell in the primary, I would have done exactly what I had done in the last two elections: vote only the non-partisan part of the ballot, then got harassed by election workers for being too stupid to select one of the major parties when I tried to turn my ballot in. Believe me, I know exactly how the man in the cartoon feels.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 07:52 PM
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2. screw horsey
if you don't want to pick a party, then you don't have to. but you don't get a say in that party's candidate.

pick which ever one you want to have a say in.

like when i voted for ellen cranston for governor! i was GOP all the way!
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 12:53 AM
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3. You mean Ellen Craswell, don't you...?
Lots of Dems crossed over in the primary that year...Craswell's victory was almost like having Gary Locke running unopposed that November.

:evilgrin:

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 11:51 AM
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4. yeah, Craswell.
i have only so much room for RW idiots in my brain.
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