Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Crossing over

I'm going to vote today, and I'm going to vote a Republican ballot. I'm not doing it to make mischief, but rather to have a say in who represents me. In my district, the only Democratic candidate is Sharon Fisher, which means that the other representative seat and the senate seat will be selected in the primary. My only hope to have any influence on those races is to cross dress and vote Republican. Also, I like to vote against Bill Sali at every opportunity.

So, here ya go Mr. Beck; more proof of Democrats crossing over.

5 comments:

ericn1300 said...

I'm a former republican turned independent but I always vote republican in the primary so I can cast my votes against the extremists and the do nothing incumbents.

No real reason to vote democrat in my district as most are uncontested in the primaries so I choose the protest vote.

If the republican extremists manage to get a closed primary I will probably register as a republican just so I can continue this trend in the primary and vote my conscience in the general election unless there is a real race in the democratic primary. Thank you Mr. Grant for bowing out and letting centrist independents like me move over to the protest vote.

By the way if the republicans get a closed primary and you are registered as a republican would you be able to change your party registration at the the polling place, and inversely if you were not previously registered as a republican could you change your registration at the polling place? Non registered voters will have the option of either party at the first table, shouldn't we all?

ericn1300 said...

I'm a former republican turned independent but I always vote republican in the primary so I can cast my votes against the extremists and the do nothing incumbents.

No real reason to vote democrat in my district as most are uncontested in the primaries so I choose the protest vote.

If the republican extremists manage to get a closed primary I will probably register as a republican just so I can continue this trend in the primary and vote my conscience in the general election unless there is a real race in the democratic primary. Thank you Mr. Grant for bowing out and letting centrist independents like me move over to the protest vote.

By the way if the republicans get a closed primary and you are registered as a republican would you be able to change your party registration at the the polling place, and inversely if you were not previously registered as a republican could you change your registration at the polling place? Non registered voters will have the option of either party at the first table, shouldn't we all?

Alan said...

I'm not sure how the registration provision works. I suspect that you can't announce your registration preference at the poling place, because the would be tantamount to an open primary. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

slfisher said...

There's actually two of us on the Democratic ballot; Steve....I forget his last name is running for Cliff Bayer's seat.

I'll try not to take it personal, y'all. :)

slfisher said...

Incidentally, my incumbent opponent appears to have lost, and all three incumbents were underwater at some point during the night. Some quick changes in campaign strategy happening over here this morning...