Friday, March 21, 2008

Republicans-turned-Democrats under probe

In today's Columbus Dispatch article writes about "The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is investigating whether any Republicans broke the law when they switched parties in the March 4 presidential primary."

I live in Franklin county and even though I am a registered Republican, I did voted in the "Republican party" in the primary even though I didn't want to. I considered myself a moderate voter which means those who are relaxed and open in how we deal with the world and vote the best candidates regardless of parties. There are moderates everywhere including within each parties (Democrats and Republicans).

This is a free country if a person wants to change parties. Primary election system operates under the laws of the federal states, there can be some important differences from state to state in the operation of primaries, such as “open” or “closed” primaries. One can distinguish between closed, open, blanket (crossover), and nonpartisan primaries. Voters mark their ballots in (governmentally supervised) primary elections, registering their preferences for one nominee for each office. In open primaries, voters of the state can participate in one of the primary elections, irrespective of their party affiliation. This means voters usually don’t have to make a public statement of party choices as in the closed primaries.

Anyway, in the upcoming election this year, for John McCain, he is facing his own difficulties with the Republican party that has preferred more conservative candidates. This November's election will make the right-wing (Ideological conservatism) Republican opinion-makers including the Religious Right leaders to decide what to do with McCain because they considered him as "liberal politician".

This year's going to be the democratic Party year and the Republican Party is going to have to "rebuild" their party to realistic goals for all members.

1 comment:

whimsical brainpan said...

This is the screwiest election I have ever witnessed.