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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:39 PM

 

End the caucuses and close the primaries.

Then, get rid of superdelegates altogether. Campaign in every state. Winner take all / popular vote wins. There's your 50 state strategy.

This would grow the party through registration, and eliminate the need for superdelegates.

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Reply End the caucuses and close the primaries. (Original post)
JaneyVee Apr 2016 OP
UMTerp01 Apr 2016 #1
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #3
morningfog Apr 2016 #2
sadoldgirl Apr 2016 #4
Bluenorthwest Apr 2016 #5
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #8
Warren DeMontague Apr 2016 #6
sadoldgirl Apr 2016 #9
Warren DeMontague Apr 2016 #10
Renew Deal Apr 2016 #7
Jitter65 Apr 2016 #11

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:42 PM

1. Why closed primaries?

 

I agree with this except the closed primary suggestion. Why not allow everyone to vote in every state. Like it or not, Independents matter. As for this cycle, they can drink a tall glass of Chateau de STFU because they knew the rules and now want to whine about it. Didn't know about the deadline to switch or register as a Dem before voting? Tough shit. But going forward, primaries should be open.

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Response to UMTerp01 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:46 PM

3. Because if you have open primaries...

 

You would still need superdelegates. An independent voting is a republican voting. And I absolutely do not put it passed the Republican party to somehow exploit the process to weaken the Dem party. This way, only Democrats get to decide who the Democratic party nominee is. Indies can vote in the GE.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:43 PM

2. End the caucuses, semi-open primaries- no repubs,

 

Get rid of super delegates, keep proportional allocation.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:55 PM

4. Sorry, but no go!

Primaries are paid for by the state unlike caucuses.

In that case they cannot be closed, because the indies
pay taxes as well.

As a matter of fact we had closed caucuses this year
with so many complaints from all sides, that our
legislature is working on open primary rules for
the next round.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 09:10 PM

5. NYers have no standing to preach on election reforms to others, worst turnout of any blue State

 

year after year, haven't broken 30% turnout in years. There are reasons for this. Do something about it, you have the budget and agency to advocate change. Do so.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 09:16 PM

8. Youre blaming me for that? I voted.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 09:11 PM

6. All on the same day?

No reforms mean shit if we continue to favor certain states by going early every 4 years.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 09:19 PM

9. No, there is a good reason for that

The lesser known candidates gain time to

introduce themselves and their ideas to the public.

However, the states should rotate for the timing.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 10:39 PM

10. Yeah, i agree.

But what isnt right is letting the same crowd go first every 4 years.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 09:12 PM

7. That would change things up.

There seems to be a reluctance in some states to run elections.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:23 AM

11. Don't like winner take all. Proportional delegates gives voice to many, many more. nt

 

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