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DetectableNinja
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11/8/2011 8:17:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Is it commonplace to register as one party, and then change that, depending on who you support? For example:

1st election: Registered as Republican

2d: Registered as Dem.

3: Republican

4: Democrat.
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DanT
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11/8/2011 9:45:22 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/8/2011 8:17:19 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Is it commonplace to register as one party, and then change that, depending on who you support? For example:

1st election: Registered as Republican

2d: Registered as Dem.

3: Republican

4: Democrat.

No....

There are two elections; Primaries, and General.

In the Primaries, you vote for your party candidate on your registered party's ballot.
In the General elections you vote for the electors of your desired candidate.

One could be Republican and Vote Obama in the General elections, and one could be Democrat and vote McCain in the General elections.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
DanT
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11/8/2011 9:48:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/8/2011 9:45:22 PM, DanT wrote:
At 11/8/2011 8:17:19 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Is it commonplace to register as one party, and then change that, depending on who you support? For example:

1st election: Registered as Republican

2d: Registered as Dem.

3: Republican

4: Democrat.

No....

There are two elections; Primaries, and General.

In the Primaries, you vote for your party candidate on your registered party's ballot.
In the General elections you vote for the electors of your desired candidate.

One could be Republican and Vote Obama in the General elections, and one could be Democrat and vote McCain in the General elections.

NH was mostly registered Republican in 2008 but they voted Obama.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
JuiceSqueeze
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11/8/2011 9:52:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
party is only symbolic after primary elections.

and some states have open primaries so it doesnt matter what party you belong to just so as long as you are registered.
DanT
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11/8/2011 10:08:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/8/2011 9:52:05 PM, JuiceSqueeze wrote:
party is only symbolic after primary elections.

and some states have open primaries so it doesnt matter what party you belong to just so as long as you are registered.

New Hampshire is not an open primary, yet 3,320 Democrats voted McCain on the primary ticket as a write in the 2000 elections, and 257 Democrats wrote in Bush on the Primary ticket in the 2004 elections.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle