Skip to comments.Surprise! It Was Romney Backers That Pushed For Open Primary In Michigan
Posted on 02/28/2012 7:48:59 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
According to a Michigan Republican State Committee (MRSC) member, Romney backers in statewide Republican leadership roles, including the governor and attorney general, pushed for an open Michigan primary. These open primary rules allow voters to vote in either partys primary without declaring any party affiliation.
As the governing body of the state Republican Party in Michigan, the state committee every four years determines the methodology of awarding delegates in the presidential contest. Although Michigan voters are not registered according to party affiliation, political parties can take steps to make it more difficult for political opponents to have a say in the candidate nominating process. Such options include selecting delegates through a state caucus or state convention. In those circumstances, the Republican Party enjoys great leeway in deciding who can vote.
The Michigan Republican State Committee chose a different routea completely open Republican primary. Such a primary is funded by the state and requires approval from the legislature and the governor. The occurrence of cross-over party voting is minimal in a presidential election year with two non-incumbent candidates. Members of both parties are enthusiastic in having a say in selecting a party nominee. This year, however, the Democrat Party in Michigan chose not hold a primary. Instead, a caucus will be held later this year, almost surely approving Barrack Obama as nominee
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California has a modified closed primary.
WRONG ! it was Newt Gingrich and his supporters that gave us a Romney win tonight in Michigan.