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2016 Postmortem

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geek tragedy

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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 03:33 PM Jun 2016

DNC presidential primary voting reform--where do you stand? [View all]

It looks like there will be three broad subjects when it comes to reforming the presidential primary process for the Democratic primary:

1) reduce or eliminate the influence/numbers of superdelegates;

2) get rid of traditional caucuses in favor of more inclusive, higher turnout primary-like voting

3) ban all closed primaries and make all primaries open to independents and Republicans

Which of these do we favor?


61 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
I favor none of these proposals
1 (2%)
I favor all of these proposals
23 (38%)
I favor only proposal #1 but oppose proposals #2 and #3
1 (2%)
I favor only proposal #2 but oppose proposals #1 and #3
22 (36%)
I favor only proposal #3 but oppose proposals #1 and #2
0 (0%)
I favor proposals #1 and #2 but oppose proposal #3
11 (18%)
I favor proposals #1 and #3 but oppose proposal #2
2 (3%)
I favor proposals #2 and #3, but oppose proposal #1
1 (2%)
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#2 is the only one that will be truly considered by each state convention. tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
For #3, you may have meant to type Eric J in MN Jun 2016 #2
yes I did, fixed. Thanks! nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #3
I support #1 and #2, but I mainly care about #2. tarheelsunc Jun 2016 #4
+1 Garrett78 Jun 2016 #10
Same ... I'm not as concerned about the super delegates. JoePhilly Jun 2016 #23
+3 (my family) Maru Kitteh Jun 2016 #31
Ban caucuses. Keep the rest. onehandle Jun 2016 #5
^^this^^ Sheepshank Jun 2016 #11
I favor national election with one set of rules, paper ballot counted with verifiable audit trail. peace13 Jun 2016 #6
"national election with one set of rules" TwilightZone Jun 2016 #7
I'm Going to say this, as a resident of Ohio and a former poll worker..... peace13 Jun 2016 #9
our election system is a hot mess--actually dozens if not hundreds of hot messes geek tragedy Jun 2016 #12
Agreed TwilightZone Jun 2016 #16
Agreed but there is an Article 2 Section 1 issue right off the bat trying to do anything from stevenleser Jun 2016 #25
True, it would require one of many overdue geek tragedy Jun 2016 #26
Amendments require 2/3 majorities and in both houses Maru Kitteh Jun 2016 #33
Sadly true nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #34
A national election would eliminate candidates that Bernie Sanders from the start... brooklynite Jun 2016 #8
All of the above, plus..... Armstead Jun 2016 #13
I favor #1, #2 I don't feel strongly about either way. I like the more active democracy of the TheKentuckian Jun 2016 #14
rough percentages thus far (combined) geek tragedy Jun 2016 #15
I would say move on with your life AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #17
We're discussing future changes, not the current system/primaries. TwilightZone Jun 2016 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #35
I see disgruntled supporters of a winning candidate AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #37
Ban caucuses and open primaries; keep superdelegates and closed primaries (nt) LongtimeAZDem Jun 2016 #19
Seems like an awfully large amount of people like SD's MadBadger Jun 2016 #20
Could reflect primary divisions, and Trump's geek tragedy Jun 2016 #21
The DNC doesn't determine whether primaries are open or closed BainsBane Jun 2016 #22
I understand that, presumably some hortatory language geek tragedy Jun 2016 #24
I would go for a semi open primary like California. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #27
Caucuses are absolutely awful and I don't understand why anyone would still favor them. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #28
I have the warm fuzzies for the Iowa Caucus IADEMO2004 Jun 2016 #29
Superdelegates save us from cults of personality like Trump. Lyric Jun 2016 #30
What about same day registration? democrattotheend Jun 2016 #32
Exponential permutations. geek tragedy Jun 2016 #38
#3 is a bit severe. SpareribSP Jun 2016 #36
I support all 3 (nt)! bigwillq Jun 2016 #39
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