I live in Michigan, and I don’t think you have to be a member of any party to vote in the primaries, you just have to be registered to vote.
If you're right, then it sounds like this columnist should have done his homework before filing his complaint and writing his column. Wonder if Kos would file against him for filing a false criminal complaint/libel.
Michigan doesn’t have an open primary as it is commonly understood. When you show up to a primary, they ask you what party you want a ballot for. If you say Republican, congratulations you’ve become a registered republican. Vice versa. However, if you are say, an elected Republican or a Republican party official, likely you will be challenged if you try to get a Democratic ballot and could be pursued if you actually succeeded.
However, I do not think he is going after the individual cases. He’s going after Kos for telling Democrats to vote as Republicans when they have no intention to change parties. Since Michigan law is written the way it is, he argues (and cites the laws accordingly) Kos can be prosecuted.
I live in Michigan, and I dont think you have to be a member of any party to vote in the primaries, you just have to be registered to vote.
I vote by absentee ballot. I only get the primary ballot for the Republican party.