On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:14:41 AM UTC-5, Neill Massello wrote:
Good work, very interesting. So the whole story sounds like BS. It also
seems rather suspect that even in a state with closed primaries,
if voters showed up and wanted to switch
parties to vote in a primary, that they would be told a "call would have
to made". You'd think the poll workers would have a form and signature
system right there. I don't understand what the purpose of a call would
On 03/03/2018 03:14 AM, Neill Massello wrote:
I'm in Texas, and when I vote in a primary election I'm asked if I'm
voting Democratic or Republican. AFAIK, that's just for the current
election and they're not keeping any permanent record of it. There is a
box on the voter registration cards marked "Party Affiliation" but I've
never seen it filled in.
They keep a record, but its only restrictive effect is to prevent you
from voting again in the current primary or from voting in one party's
primary and then voting a few weeks later in the other party's runoff
election. That's what the "Party Affiliation" line on the registration
card is for: when you vote, it gets stamped with the name of the party
whose primary you voted in. Before the next (even numbered) election
year, you get a new registration card with a blank "Party Affiliation"
line and are again free to vote in either party's primary.
Let's hope a whole bunch of democrats vote for the
weakest republican candidates in the primary.
Early voter turnout is the highest in history for any
non-presidential election year in Texas, with nearly
1 million ballots cast ahead of Tuesday.
In the state's 15 largest counties, more than 885,000 people
voted early, either in person or by mail — 420,329 Republicans
and 465,245 Democrats — state election records show.
While that's less than 9 percent of the state's eligible voters,
it still shows an increase of nearly 300,000 voters over
four years ago.
"To paraphrase the Buddha — Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun; the moon; and the truth.
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