Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Open primary in California; Closed primary in New York

Here's a video from Courage Campaign that was used to instruct California independents ("decline to state") how to vote in the Dem primary yesterday. It really captures the voting experience for any voter who isn't towing the party line!!!

The video comes from a Crooks and Liars post about the possible disenfranchisement of independent voters in California....

New York excludes independents from primary voting. Closed primaries became an issue in this election because independents are critical to who wins. Here's a post from New York independent voter Shane Bertou .... "there seems to be something inherently flawed about a system that marginalizes moderate and independent voters during the process of selecting a candidate..."

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