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Old 04-22-2016, 09:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by invader View Post
These aren't the actual elections, right now Americans only in the "semi-finals". Democrats are voting for either Hillary or Bernie and Republicans are voting for either Trump, Cruz or Kasich. Whoever wins will go up against each other in the presidential elections. You have to declare a party and vote within it or people would just vote for the weaker candidate of the opposing party to ensure a victory on their side in the general election. In the general election you can vote however you like regardless of your declared political party.
Not entirely true, It depends on the state. In an open primary (like Wisconsin- my Dad lives there) you can vote for either party, in a closed primary (like NY- where I used to live) you can only vote for the party you are registered in.
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