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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:50 AM
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68. The closed primary here in PA requires this:

Qualifications of Registered Voters at a Primary

* Individuals must be registered and enrolled in a political party to vote in that party's primary. (emphasis mine)

* All registered electors are entitled to vote on constitutional amendments and ballot questions and in all special elections that might be held concurrently with a primary.

You seem to ignore the fact that there are a good number of independents or unaffiliated voters in this state who don't vote in any primaries but who vote in general elections. This year, the state general assembly is up for election and there are a number of contests in repuke districts with competing candidates. Additionally, after losing a number of congressional contests in 2006, I expect repukes are trying to field candidates to run against the Democrats who won their original seats. If a repuke who wants to stay a repuke wishes to screw up his/her own local race to do a supposed protest vote, then that is their loss. Otherwise, it is time for the Democratic party to get its former Democrats back and that means appealing to and recruiting them - not just for Presidential election purposes but also for the Dems to gain more seats in Congress. This strategy helped to boot repuke ilk like long-term Congressman Curt Weldon out of office in 2006. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, the 2006 election actually resulted in a net gain of 6 new Democratic Congressman out of Pennsylvania alone.
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