posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 05:18 PM
reply to post by LeftWingLarry
In my state we have closed primaries. You are only allowed to vote in your own party's primary. That makes a certain amount of sense. If I wanted
to screw up the other party's chances of winning and if I could vote in the opposition's primary, then I might very well choose to vote for the
person with the least chance of winning in November.
If you're an independent you can't vote in either party's primary.
My husband was a registered independent for years, but in this state switched his registration to one of the parties in order to vote in that party's
Other than being allowed to participate in one party's primary, he is not affected one iota in who he votes for.