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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Crossover voting

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)

It is very tempting for Republicans to vote in the Democratic primary in Bloomington city elections this year. I disagree with crossover voting. I explain why here and here.

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At May 3, 2015 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Paul K. Ogden said...  

Here is another reason. If you crossover and vote in a Democratic primary then you have to get permission from your county GOP chairman to run as a Republican in a subsequent election...until you cleanse yourself of that sin by voting in a Republican primary again. I have represented two clients who had to deal with county chairman who refused to give their permission to run as Republicans despite having life long histories of voting Republican.

At May 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

You may disagree, but the masses of your chosen party won't. They can only win by means of lies and underhanded tricks.

At May 3, 2015 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

That's just silly, Michael.

At May 4, 2015 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

Ogden is right, BTW. I'm planning on running for delegate and precinct committeeman again next year, and I could be challenged if I vote D.

I don't think I am going to vote. I have until 6 pm tomorrow evening, but I see no reason to bother. Of 6 spots on my ballot, there is only one spot that has a candidate, and he's unopposed.