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What makes a Republican/Democrat?

By cp7212 ·
I have read many posts and political "slurs" on TR about the Republican/Democrat debate. I HAD to register as Democrat because my father worked for the city government.

Religiously, I call myself a Christian, even though I believe in some parts of many religions. I find myself agreeing with both Republican issues and Democratic issues. I don't know whether to change my registration or leave it.

So, I ask you, what do YOU think makes a Republican or a Democrat? (Personally, I don't see why we have to register as one or the other.)

Thanks for your input.

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Thanks Max

by sleepin'dawg In reply to One thing I've never unde ...

That makes it a bit clearer but I'm still not convinced of the necessity. They seem to drag the process out over too long a period of time which possibly leads to the increased polarization of views both between the parties and within the parties.

Dawg ]:)

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How would they know if you vote in both primaries?

by M_a_r_k In reply to No - Never in Both - Open ...

In the places I've voted, you don't even need to show your voter registration card. They just look your name up on a computer-generated list of registered voters when you get to the polling place. They check your name and I think you sign your name but I don't know if this (the fact that you voted) is then given to the state election commission and/or the other party. So how will anyone know if you vote in both party primaries?

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by TonytheTiger In reply to No - Never in Both - Open ...

I still want to know why people who have and will never enter a bar are allowed to decide whether or not smoking is allowed in one.

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I'm not going to touch that one....

by cp7212 In reply to

You should just make a post solely on that sentence. lol

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Land of the free, Home of the hypocrits.

by TonytheTiger In reply to

Where else but in America can we complain that we are not free enough, but that our neighbor needs more restrictions :)

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Nope

by beads In reply to Dems voting in Repub prim ...

In Ill you can vote in ONE primary or another - not both.

- beads

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by TonytheTiger In reply to I don't like that idea. . ...

Of course if everybody did this, the underdogs would be running against each other :)

Also your declaration is public record. And since you never know who's going to look, n theory not many people would want to suffer the embarrasment of being thought to be the wrong party.

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Really?

by cp7212 In reply to Follow up

I guess I was naive in thinking that since it was one way in PA, it was uniform for the whole country. That's interesting.

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Addendum to my previous question.

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Registering with a politi ...

State caucus??? What's the difference from a Primary???

Dawg ]:)

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Caucus versus Primary

by maxwell edison In reply to Addendum to my previous q ...

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A primary, as you know, is where all the voters go to the polls and cast their vote for the party candidate of their choice.

A caucus is a meeting of local members of a political party to nominate their candidate. The polls are not open for state-wide voting for a "primary" candidate. I'm not sure how those members are selected or how many there are, nor have I ever been one.

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