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“Crossover” Republicans.

May 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

As much as 10% of ballots cast in recent and upcoming Democratic primaries come from self-avowed Republicans:

Since the start of the primary and caucus season in January, Republican voters have been crossing over in increasing numbers to vote in Democratic contests — supplying up to 10 percent of the vote in states that allow such crossover voting — and they are expected to play a pivotal role in the fiercely contested primary here. What is less clear, however, is the motivation for their behavior: are they genuinely attracted by the two Democratic candidates? Or are they mischief-making spoilers, looking to prolong a divisive Democratic fight or support a candidate Mr. McCain can beat in November?

Just what the Dems needed - MORE reasons to never accept primary results.


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