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Skimpy budgets are cutting into the way states pay for schools, health care, and now -- even primary elections. At least six states are considering either canceling or delaying their 2012 presidential primaries, mostly to save money.
Washington and Kansas are considering skipping the presidential primaries altogether, allowing parties to pick candidates through caucuses.
"The last presidential primary we had in our state -- the Republicans only used 50 percent of the results and the Democrats did not use the results at all," said Patty Murphy, voting systems specialist for the Washington Secretary of State. She said eliminating the primary could save the state $10 million.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
reply to post by TheImmaculateD1
It looks to me like they are trying to change the process, in the name of fiscal responsibility.