Keep 'Em Closed
Today I call on State Rep. Debra Maggart and the Tennessee House GOP Caucus to continue pushing for closed primaries in Tennessee:
David Davis did have a point, however-he was almost certainly defeated because of Democratic crossover voters, since Tennessee law allows crossover voting with such ease and no trace of party identification. I have known people who have told me "oh, I am a Republican but I vote in the Democratic primary so I can try and nominate the weaker candidate." It is no Republican's business who the Democrats choose to nominate as their candidate for office until that person is nominated, and then it is the GOP's business to beat them. The same is true for Democrats-the nomination of Republican candidates should be the business of Republicans alone.
Labels: Democrats, Republican Party, Tennessee politics