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Presidental Primaries

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. Open Primiary

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  2. Closed Primiary

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  3. Cacus

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  4. Let Party leader choose

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  5. Other answer

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  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Primaries vary from State to State. Some are open, some are closed. States such as Iowa have a caucus, rather than a primary.


    The poll is asking for the best way for a Party to nominate its candidates.

    In addition, I have the following questions:

    1. Why should a State prohibit a person from voting in the party of their choice even if they are not registered in that party (ie closed primary)


    2. Should the Federal Govt standardize all presidential primaries?

    3. Currently many states are moving up there presidential primaries so they can have more of an impact.
    I have a solution: Based on tradition, NH, IA, NV, and SC would maintain their early contests. After that Congers would set the date for the remaining dates, based on Electoral Votes starting with the smallest states first. Therefore, states such as the Dakotas, Idaho, Vermont would have some of the earliest primaries, the largest states, such as NY, Calif, Tx, and Fl, would have their primaries in the last weeks of the primary season.

    The purpose of this system is to allow the smaller states to have a say in the nomination of the presidential candidate. The way is will be in '08 when large states such as NY & Calif go to the polls, the primary will just about be over.

    Thoughts?

    Salty
     
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