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Sums up my feelings. I think there's genuine concern from the two major parties concerning the Independent vote. A couple of years ago, some of the party "directors" tried to make it mandatory for everyone to be registered as either a Republican or Democrat. Then research started being released stating that "Forty-two percent of the eligible voting population didn't consider itself neither Republican nor Democrat." Needless to say, talk of mandatory party registration got hushed pretty quickly after that.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: SpeakerofTruth
I like this move, I am a big proponent of open primaries. Having to choose between Douche and Turd all the time at the national level has left me only caring about local and state-level politics. If this became national we could finally see the false dichotomy of the two parties being different become fractured and exposed for the sham that it is.
Other countries manage very well allowing parties to choose their own candidates in-house, and then choosing between the parties. You still have the option of voting for other parties instead.