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State Dems donít want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)
NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile

Posted on 05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT by Libloather

New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries.

The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor.

New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.

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1 posted on 05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT by Libloather
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I really wish we would do that...though ironically I bet part of the reason trump winning some primaries was democrats trying to cause chaos in the primaries by voting for trump. So, thanks democrats


2 posted on 05/15/2018 5:54:19 PM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: Libloather

In this case....the democRATS are right.

If you’re not willing to join them, then why should these interlopers be allowed to choose the nominee for the party that they aren’t a member of.


3 posted on 05/15/2018 6:00:43 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: Libloather

All primaries should be closed.
So, I don’t have a problem with this.

McCain is a prime example of what open primaries can do.


4 posted on 05/15/2018 6:02:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Libloather

Of course independents should not vote in party primaries.

The idea of it is absurd.


5 posted on 05/15/2018 6:09:44 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers)
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To: Libloather

I might change and change back. Could be fun


6 posted on 05/15/2018 6:26:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Libloather

b4 the disruptor


7 posted on 05/15/2018 6:28:02 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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>> they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats

Well, that’s kinda ironic.


8 posted on 05/15/2018 6:32:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Ouderkirk

Florida Independents are trying to get open primaries in Florida. Same whining.


9 posted on 05/15/2018 6:54:59 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: b4its2late

My wife has been trying to leave the Democrat Party in NY for almost 3 decades. Every time she sends in the form and gets her voter registration, it says she is a Democrat again. If it was me I’d go to the election board in person, but I just count myself lucky that my better half is pissed off at them and won’t vote DEM. I swear you’d be better off joining NVXIM in New York than the New York Democrats.


10 posted on 05/15/2018 7:02:31 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: tennmountainman

and his girlfriend from my state.


11 posted on 05/15/2018 7:59:11 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (New Media creed: "This story is so perfect, no need to verify it!".)
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To: Libloather

New York has always had closed primaries.


12 posted on 05/15/2018 8:36:55 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: Libloather

I would agree that primary elections, all of them, should 100% be about registered members of parties picking their party’s candidate. If the “not affiliated”/”independent” voters want to vote in primaries, then let them organize a way to have a “not affiliated”/”independent” candidate of their own on the ballot.


13 posted on 05/16/2018 5:51:38 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Woodman

That’s unbelievable. Well, for NY, I guess not. Place is going to hell in a handbasket.


14 posted on 05/16/2018 8:52:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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