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Often Overlooked: Hypocritical Democrat Closed Caucus

June 22nd, 2007 by Halli

No one’s crying louder for Idaho’s primaries to remain open than the Democrats. We’ve detailed earlier here, here and here that Democrats frequently vote in the Republican primary, and/or change parties to get elected. Now Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance, reminds us just how hypocritical Democrats are in working to keep them open. Read on:

From Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance

In the debate in Idaho over the wisdom of closed primaries, in which even GOP party leaders such as Sen. Craig, Gov. Otter, Lt. Gov. Risch and state Republican chairman Kirk Sullivan want Republicans to allow party outsiders to help them select their starting lineup, it should not be forgotten that Idaho Democrats, who are among the most vocal critics of closed primaries, hold closed caucuses to select presidential-candidate delegates to the Democratic national convention. Further, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot restrict the right of political parties to close their primaries if they wish, on the grounds that the Constitution guarantees their right to freedom of association.

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Posted in Guest Posts, Idaho Legislature, Politics in General | 1 Comment »

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  1. Steve Rankin Says:

    “… the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot restrict the right of political parties to close their primaries if they wish, on the grounds that the Constitution guarantees their right to freedom of association.”

    Actually, that hasn’t happened yet. There are 22 open-primary states, and the Virginia Republicans and Mississippi Democrats have pending federal lawsuits challenging their states’ open-primary laws.

    It seems likely that the US Supreme Court will rule in the Virginia case in late 2008.

    ~~ Steve Rankin
    Jackson, Mississippi

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