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2016 Postmortem

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Mon Jul 25, 2016, 03:05 PM Jul 2016

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Agreed rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #1
And forget this same day primary registration crap. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #3
+1 COLGATE4 Jul 2016 #18
+1 RonniePudding Jul 2016 #2
+ A FREAKING BAZILLION! Maru Kitteh Jul 2016 #4
Absolutely agree...and hopefully the DNC is paying close attention to what happens eastwestdem Jul 2016 #5
Exactly. All this talk about revising the process. F*ck that. They need to lock this s*it down. timlot Jul 2016 #6
Embarrassing is an understatement lesroseymour Jul 2016 #79
I didn't think a person could be a delegate unless they were registered as a Democrat? still_one Jul 2016 #7
I think they should be a registered Democrat for at least 2 years before they're geek tragedy Jul 2016 #9
I disagree, if only because that would exclude teenage adults. David__77 Jul 2016 #12
teenage delegates are a cute genre of story for convention time but not really geek tragedy Jul 2016 #13
Lots of States have no Party registration at all. We have a closed and clean Primary which Bluenorthwest Jul 2016 #14
New York does something like that I believe, though I think it is based on the last election still_one Jul 2016 #32
Well, I guess there will be no delegates from Michigan anymore, John Poet Jul 2016 #65
This message was self-deleted by its author geek tragedy Jul 2016 #66
They're just pretty unhappy with the content of the email leaks, John Poet Jul 2016 #67
I could not agree more LisaM Jul 2016 #8
If a state doesn't have party registration, how do you close the primary? David__77 Jul 2016 #10
have it be a condition to vote in a primary that you will vote for that party's nominee geek tragedy Jul 2016 #15
I think it's illegal to tell people that their right to vote hinges on some other agreement. Bluenorthwest Jul 2016 #20
if they can require party registration to vote in a primary geek tragedy Jul 2016 #22
Party registration is different from loyalty oaths, pledges and poll tests. Bluenorthwest Jul 2016 #23
I live in NY. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #24
NY beat out Texas and Mississipppi for turnout this year, still very low.... Bluenorthwest Jul 2016 #34
Oregon does it right, and it has closed primaries. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #37
that is flat out false dsc Jul 2016 #71
I don't imagine that being adopted. David__77 Jul 2016 #21
Yup. I don't think we need to repeat this experiment with an indy candidate. DanTex Jul 2016 #11
K & R Scurrilous Jul 2016 #16
You're damn right. auntpurl Jul 2016 #17
I agree. fun n serious Jul 2016 #19
in favor of closed primaries tkauf0310 Jul 2016 #25
Can't be done. The individual states - not the political parties - stopbush Jul 2016 #26
I know, but this should put the kibosh on efforts on the state geek tragedy Jul 2016 #30
K&R! stonecutter357 Jul 2016 #27
I live in an open primary state and see no problems. B Calm Jul 2016 #28
If parties want to make their own rules for primaries, fine-if they pay the costs of their primaries merrily Jul 2016 #29
Exactly! Primary elections are paid for by tax payers, not political parties! B Calm Jul 2016 #35
Yes. In my state (MA), over half the voters register indie. merrily Jul 2016 #44
With close to 50% of registered voters feeling their party no longer represent them, B Calm Jul 2016 #47
I could be wrong, but I don't think so many in Massachusetts register indie merrily Jul 2016 #50
This message was self-deleted by its author redstatebluegirl Jul 2016 #31
You must be a registered Democrat in order to be a delegate. Tatiana Jul 2016 #33
Well that shot the OP's argument all to hell! B Calm Jul 2016 #36
I guess they have to have even more restrictions on delegate eligibility. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #38
Then tighten up the requirements for being a delegate. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #42
This is left up to the local party officials. It is a sound policy. Tatiana Jul 2016 #46
Point taken. "However, in states where the party may struggle, such as Texas, Indiana, Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #54
Can I get an enormous "AMEN" to that? Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #39
Democracy Lazy Daisy Jul 2016 #40
Open primaries can encourage saboteurs MichMan Jul 2016 #41
This can't be done runaway hero Jul 2016 #43
We do it in New York and it's constitutional nt geek tragedy Jul 2016 #45
New York is not fully closed runaway hero Jul 2016 #51
If you're so eager to destroy the Democratic Party, do exactly that. DemocraticWing Jul 2016 #48
There's a beauty in the uniqueness of people. PoliticalMalcontent Jul 2016 #83
SO AGREE!!! SunSeeker Jul 2016 #49
Hear, hear. Hekate Jul 2016 #52
I couldn't agree more. If I was against open primaries (and Caucuses) before, today's events have lunamagica Jul 2016 #53
Hear, here,,,,,,,, Cryptoad Jul 2016 #56
If you're into limiting voting rights liberalnarb Jul 2016 #55
Everybody does not have a right to vote in the primaries Cryptoad Jul 2016 #57
I'm for semi closed primaries. liberalnarb Jul 2016 #58
Not possible. longship Jul 2016 #59
it was more than a few who booed Sanders today. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #60
Or something. longship Jul 2016 #61
Voter oppression? Democratic value? That many Greens, party'd be doing better. And Martin O'Malley? George Eliot Jul 2016 #62
I would be okay with same day registration. LiberalFighter Jul 2016 #63
This doesn't exclude saboteurs from going in anyway. mwooldri Jul 2016 #64
Primaries in general seem to be better and more Democratic than caucuses. 4lbs Jul 2016 #68
Eliminating open primaries is pointless because Sivart Jul 2016 #69
It's hard to know what would have been "best" without knowing the outcome. thesquanderer Jul 2016 #70
Delegates are elected at the state conventions Omaha Steve Jul 2016 #72
then they need to restrict delegate privileges to people who've been in the party geek tragedy Jul 2016 #73
Disagree! Pauldg47 Jul 2016 #74
Actually, I'd be happier to get rid of superdeligates and caucuses. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #75
superdelegates have been reduced by 2/3, only elected officials. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #76
I can't stand caucuses. I have a funny feeling I'm going to run the next one.... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #84
Wtf greiner3 Jul 2016 #77
no, just letting actual Democrats and allies attend our nomination geek tragedy Jul 2016 #78
Do we know if the bad delegates are from states with open primaries? RAFisher Jul 2016 #80
they're probably from all 50 states. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #81
Then you lose my vote as well as many, many Wisconsinites. AllyCat Jul 2016 #82
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