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Subj: Re: Disagree with one thing....
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 07:23:30 am CST (Viewed 323 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Disagree with one thing....
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 at 08:27:53 pm CST (Viewed 300 times)
Quote:If I may interject here, I feel like part of the problem is that you seem to view primaries as a sacred part of the election process. It really isn't. Both parties can choose whoever they want as their nominees.
Quote:They are supposed to choose whom their supporters wish though yes?
Quote:They should choose the candidate that has the most support. However, primaries are a tricky thing since the rules vary from state to state. In some states, you can only vote in primary if your a registered voter for that party. Independents aren't allowed to vote in either primary. In other states, independents are allowed to vote in either primary. The reason I mention this is because I believe I saw an article where some left leaning independents voted for Trump in the primary because they felt he was sure to lose. So I wouldn't say that everyone who votes for a candidate in the primaries is a supporter.
Quote:Honestly, I think I would feel differently if the person the DNC was working against was a long time Democrat. I can't say I blame those in the DNC who wanted to prevent Sanders from becoming the Democratic nominee. He didn't represent them. It was stupid because she probably would have won anyway based on her name alone.
This feels too much like a "good ol boys" club for me ever be comfortable with what they did.
Quote:Technically...one could use the same argument for the Presidential election. The electoral college is supposed to vote the way the voters chose...but by law they can give their votes to any candidate they wish.
Quote:Absolutely. However, I would say voting your conscious is different than choosing someone to represent you.