I won't mess up your game, dear reader
Mood: not bad, really
Posted on 2008-02-26 14:29:00
Tags: politics links
Early voting in Texas is way, way, waaaay up, especially on the Democratic side.
Barack Obama apologizes for "messing up your game".
Interview with Summer Glau aka River Tam aka that Terminator robot in the Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Comment from tehfanboi:
The early voting for democrats in Collin County is up by 1300%?
That is crazy!
Comment from djedi:
Well, first dems actually are being looked to here in Texas...you know when the last time was that we were courted in any way???
Second, I read that something like 10% of Republicans were voting in the Dem side (against Hillary) rather than vote for McCain since he's gonna win anyways.
Comment from cifarelli:
Possibly a stupid question: Can I vote in the primary without being labelled a Democrat officially? I am independent, and I like being independent, and I want neither the Dems or the Reps to be able to count me as "theirs."
Comment from destroyerj:
According to something I read quite recently (but I think I threw away and in any case can't find it), when you vote in the Texas primary, that labels you as a Democrat or Republican for 2 years, and prevents you from voting in the opposite party's primaries for 2 years (are there other primaries?). I don't know what other ramifications it may have (the primary prevention was the only thing listed), but it resets after those 2 years supposedly.
Comment from gregstoll:
I did some research (check out this fun Texas election law page!) - it looks like the relevant chapter is 162 "Regulating Participation in Party Affairs". The gist of it is that voting in a party primary "affiliates" you with that party, and you can't vote in the other party's primary during that voting year (which is how long the affiliation lasts).
So, it does mean something, but it's not particularly important or easy to determine. (when we early voted our voter IDs weren't stamped or anything)
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