Skip to comments.California Republicans Limit Their Primary To Those Registered In Party
Posted on 02/04/2008 11:43:32 PM PST by Moral Hazard
About 34 percent of voters in California are registered Republicans, and are the only voters allowed to cast ballots in the Republican presidential race on Tuesday.
Political consultant Hal Dash said the decision to exclude independent voters could play to the Democratic Partys advantage by allowing Democrats to argue that the GOP doesnt want them.Why would you want to shut the door at the beginning when you have the opportunity to be able and welcome some numbers? If I was the California Republican Party, Id want anybody I could get given their shrinking numbers, he said.
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While California may have little say in who wins in the general election, it figures to have a lot to say in whose nominated, between its 173 delegates (roughly 15% of the delegates needed for the nomination) and it's timing on Super Tuesday.
As a result having a closed primary won't have much effect on whether a Republican wins in the general election, but it will give each Republican voter significantly more say in who gets California's delegates and ultimately ends up being the Republican nominee.
This is really bad news for Juan McAztlan.
We’d be having a lot fewer problems if we had a lot more closed caucuses and primaries...
Hal Dash, president of Democratic consulting firm Cerrell and Associates.
What a transparent weasel. Yeah we'll let you damn RATS pick our candidate.
Why would you want to shut the door at the beginning when you have the opportunity to be able and welcome some numbers? “
that’s a pretty silly argument to make. You can go back to the democrats: why are there so many superdelegates to pick the nominee?
What an idiotic statement by this guy, according to his logic why even have political parties at all, wouldn’t partyless be even more inclusive?
The reason you do this is so that people who want to have a say in the Rep nomination would then have to register as a Republican. If you allow non-Republican to select the Republican nominee, then what would be the incentive to register as a Republican at all?
Go Mitt! Don't quit!
No, it’s open for the Democrats and as an ‘independent’ I get to stick it to Billary tomorrow.
LOL, outstanding!! Give them a taste of their own medicine!
Hmmm, I wonder what Hal thinks about the Democratic Party basically blowing off Michigan and Florida during the primary season? Michigan was suffering a massive one-state recession and the Democratic candidates couldn't even be bothered to try and appeal to the desperate voters in that state.
...the way the polls are trending, I might stick it to Obama instead. The enthusiasm he breeds (and the money)scares me in a general, she’s still an unappealing, stone-cold, communist b*tch.
“No, its open for the Democrats and as an independent I get to stick it to Billary tomorrow.”
Then in november what do you have to do..?
The fun part will be if Obama wins a slight majority of the elected delegates, and Clinton takes the nomination from him by using super delegates. Imagine how she will look then.
So, because of the rules, California will be a fair way to judge who Republicans prefer, instead of who Independents and Democrats prefer. I think it will be Romney.
Currently Obama has 63 elected delegates to Clinton’s 48. After adding the pledges of super delegates Clinton leads 190 to 104.
This seems to be a novel idea these days. And here we are in one of the most liberal states in the union, and it has more sense on this subject than a number of midwestern and eastern states.
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