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In many states, any registered voter has the right to vote in any primary, regardless of party affiliation. New York has it all wrong, limiting voters in a party’s primary to members only.
This, also, is unfair to taxpayers, especially those registered to vote. It’s taxation without representation all over again, and even worse, it just serves to keep the incumbent in office.
Originally posted by lynn112
Did it bother you when NY state tax dollars were used to pay for the dem primaries and repubs couldn't vote? How about residents of the state who are not registered to either party, they don't get to vote in any of the primaries?
Point is, it's part of the process and gives the state members of the respectve party a voice in who represents their party in the next election. That is not an issue IMO.
Besides, what valid reason would a registered member of the opposite party have for voting in a primary other than to vote for a canidate who they think wouldn't beat their own canidate?