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I need some clarification here. Usual thing of a different and far simpler system.

If you register Democrat, are you obliged to vote Democrat?

I know in open primaries you'll get Dems voting for the weaker Republican candidate to clear the field for your guy (and if the Repubs don't do it too they bloody well should!) but otherwise, I have no idea what registration actually means.
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I need some clarification here. Usual thing of a different and far simpler system.

If you register Democrat, are you obliged to vote Democrat?

I know in open primaries you'll get Dems voting for the weaker Republican candidate to clear the field for your guy (and if the Repubs don't do it too they bloody well should!) but otherwise, I have no idea what registration actually means.

No, but registration numbers matter for other purposes, and the information is often obtained by political parties for use in targeting whom they'll contact.

It also demonstrates that the supposedly nonpartisan government is, in fact, a partisan weapon being used by the democrat party in an undemocratic way to secure their own political tenure.

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Thank you. Odd system.
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I don't suppose those involved with this story, thought to capture a picture?
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I don't suppose those involved with this story, thought to capture a picture?



The interesting thing to me is the color of the selection box. You don't normally have white-out in that color.
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I need some clarification here. Usual thing of a different and far simpler system.

If you register Democrat, are you obliged to vote Democrat?

I know in open primaries you'll get Dems voting for the weaker Republican candidate to clear the field for your guy (and if the Repubs don't do it too they bloody well should!) but otherwise, I have no idea what registration actually means.

If you register as a Democrat, in many states you can only vote in the dim primary; not in the GOP primary. CA is probably the most open state. I forget the exact number, but maybe 20 states have open primaries for Presidential elections, and fewer have open primaries for other offices.

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CA is probably the most open state.

Actually the ONLY crossover voting in a primary is for those who register unaffiliated.

A democrat, peace & freedom, green, libertarian cannot vote in the GOP primary.

 
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Actually the ONLY crossover voting in a primary is for those who register unaffiliated.

A democrat, peace & freedom, green, libertarian cannot vote in the GOP primary.

Thanks for the clarification. Not all states allow unaffiliated voters to vote in a primary, but there are states that have systems more open than CA's then.

Shame on me, I always think of CA as being the leftmost state in the country in every way.  :chairbang:


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