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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Oh, I never fail to vote in the primaries. If you're active in local politics, you know that this is where you try to stop the rascals--right here in town. Let them make it to the district or state level, and a few of the more slippery ones will inevitably slither to D.C.

    I think your responsibility as a good citizen is to keep as many rascals, whatever the color of the stripe up their backs, out of office. Sometimes, the primaries do just that.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I believe the requirement to vote in a primary is to have registered with that political party should be eliminated. Not all states require it. Texas doesn't. Florida does. As examples.
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    The open primary could also be viewed as bad for voter participation. Statistics show that voter participation in the United States was higher when people could only vote in the primary for their own party. In Hawaii, primary voter turnout fell from 74.6% in 1978 to 42.2% in 2006 after changing to open primaries.[4] The closed primary system had more of an incentive for people to join one of the major parties. This led to people being more involved in the voting process. With the open primary, some argue, more voters become independent and are less likely to participate in the nominating or election processes

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    I've been registered Republican since I turned 18, but I don't vote down party lines, I vote for the best individual for the job, or in recent years, for the lesser of the two evils. There really hasn't been a single candidate in any party worth voting for in at least 20 years.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    I have an attraction to those states that have the non-partisan type primary voting. I see where it may cut down on the participation, but I'd really love to see that nationally, especially for POTUS.

    Imagine the public being able to choose the best two to run against each other - even if they are of the same party. The two highest vote getters would be the candidates. No more choosing the lessor of two evils (or at least some reduction in that).

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That MAY be a good thing, how are primaries handled?
    Find your district voting area, show up to location, produce identification (state issued ID, university/college ID, Tribal Gov ID, long term care ID cert, etc.) to staff (who will see if you are listed, and if not, will write you in), and vote away. We have an open primary system (state and local) and do caucuses (Presidential) as well. During the caucus, you essentially sign a pledge that you intend to vote Republican or have an affiliation with the GOP the previous general election. It's an honor system, but the state GOP isn't fearful of infiltration. Absentee voting by mail requires ND ID, passport/military ID, and an attester who themselves has a validated ND means of identification.

    Previously we had an affidavit procedure, but the claim by the Republican legislature was that there were too many claims and the potential for fraudulent votes (not that this was traditionally a problem in the state, but you know...gotta follow that Tea Party logic-if they think it's happening in places like California, it must be happening here!). We used to have utility bills and such accepted, but I think the North Dakotan Republicans have become fadish and take "problems" affecting other parts of the country and act like it's happening here (when in fact, we've never had any substantial interest or concern in restricting voting procedures until Republicans across the country started making a fuss in the past 2 years).

    So we had been moved from a simple voting state to a much stricter state (while we do not have voter registration). I think making it stricter was stupid, but not really ultimately incredibly harmful. It will hurt some folks, but far less than what other states are doing.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Obligatory North Dakota brag post.

    We don't have to register to vote, let alone provide any sort of registration by party.

    Booya!
    It's because you live in North Dakota and they know that anyone wishing to fraudulently vote in North Dakota would have to actually visit North Dakota. So they figure they have nothing to worry about.





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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    I am a non-affiliated registered voter. If I had my way we would have a Caucus system instead of a primary voting. The reason is that one of the excuses of states that have have a high bar to recognize a Party as an official party is due to the cost of running the Primaries. And the more Parties involved the greater the cost. If each Party ran their own Caucus then during the General election the general public can then choose among them along with independent candidates. And there would be more than two choices to choose from.

    If anyone would object that that would limit participation in the political process then I would say just voting for some candidate in a Primary is not doing much participation and if thy wanted to have their say then they can be a member of a party that participates on the district level which would be more than just voting for some candidate.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It's because you live in North Dakota and they know that anyone wishing to fraudulently vote in North Dakota would have to actually visit North Dakota. So they figure they have nothing to worry about.
    I actually wonder if a big rise in the concern for voter ID was because of outsiders lol. It's an interesting mirrored conversation because a lot of conservatives across the country think it's the illegal aliens voting and so forth, but around here, you white folks from other states are the scourge of our way of life. To put it crudely, white people from anywhere but North Dakota have become the way white people across the country may view colored folks.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    I'm registered Democrat and vote Democrat about 95% of the time.
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