posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 05:13 PM
Standard procedure when you can do it. My state has a long tradition of voting for the weakest candidate of the opposing party in an attempt to get
that person into the general where he or she can be more easily defeated. Of course both parties detest this and there have been attempts to change
it. It's now a "top two" system where the two top candidates in the primary are on the general even if they are from the same party.
It's really become a mockery. The parties (ANY party) IMO ought to be able to select who they want on their ticket, but this has been circumvented
because primaries are open to everyone. Of course, it's public money being used, so if the parties want total control, maybe they should hold their
own elections and pay for them, too (which is the effect in caucuses.)