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Pennsylvania Bill to Let Independents Vote in Party Primaries

Published on February 26, 2013, by in General.

On February 25, fifteen Pennsylvania representatives introduced HB 795, which would let any independent voter vote in a partisan primary. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that it is up to political parties, not state government, to decide whether to let independent voters vote in primaries. Neither major party in Pennsylvania has ever exercised its right to invite independents into their primaries. Presumably if this bill passes, that would indicate that both major parties accept the idea, and neither major party would then go to court to overthrow the new law.

One Response

  1. Demo Rep

    Some century the SCOTUS morons may detect that there are PUBLIC Electors doing PUBLIC nominations for PUBLIC offices by PUBLIC laws.

    i.e. The State LAWS can determine whether or not some faction of all Electors can do nominations.

    i.e. closed primaries, open primaries, top 2 primaries,
    with or without independent voters, etc.

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