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Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: Ammo
Date: November 05, 2019 11:19AM
. . . as long as it’s Donald Trump. State Republicans will not permit any other Republican presidential candidates to appear on the Republican primary ballot.



Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 05, 2019 11:25AM

'I'm Nicolas Maduro and I approve this message'
(that's Raul Castro on the left btw)
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 05, 2019 11:34AM
Such limitations are not historically unheard of for either party.
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 05, 2019 11:37AM
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deckeda
Such limitations are not historically unheard of for either party.

but they just seem to cluster around this one during this dismal part of history
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 05, 2019 12:23PM
Write In Candidates .....
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 05, 2019 01:49PM
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Steve G.
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deckeda
Such limitations are not historically unheard of for either party.

but they just seem to cluster around this one during this dismal part of history

I'd like to see an example. I've never heard of limiting an eligible candidate that hit all of the marks before.
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 05, 2019 02:27PM
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vision63
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Steve G.
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deckeda
Such limitations are not historically unheard of for either party.

but they just seem to cluster around this one during this dismal part of history

I'd like to see an example. I've never heard of limiting an eligible candidate that hit all of the marks before.

It seems wrong, but it's perfectly legal. State parties are allowed to say who they want (and don't want) on the ballot to represent them.
SC, AZ, NV and KS so far have all decided not to have GOP primaries in order to foil Trump's rivals. So Mark Sanford can't even compete in his own state.

Minnesota will allow write-ins though and I guarantee a lot of Minnesotans will write-in someone other than Trump. He is very unpopular there.
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 05, 2019 02:36PM
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Lemon Drop
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vision63
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Steve G.
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deckeda
Such limitations are not historically unheard of for either party.

but they just seem to cluster around this one during this dismal part of history

I'd like to see an example. I've never heard of limiting an eligible candidate that hit all of the marks before.

It seems wrong, but it's perfectly legal. State parties are allowed to say who they want (and don't want) on the ballot to represent them.
SC, AZ, NV and KS so far have all decided not to have GOP primaries in order to foil Trump's rivals. So Mark Sanford can't even compete in his own state.

Minnesota will allow write-ins though and I guarantee a lot of Minnesotans will write-in someone other than Trump. He is very unpopular there.

I guess now that I think about it and see this, they are "private" entities.
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 05, 2019 04:04PM
The GOP is in total damage control viv a`vis the only candidate that can be their nominee. Lyndon Johnson was so unpopular during his re-election bid he came close to losing the New Hampshire primary to Gene McCarthy (who dat?) That was unheard of for a sitting President and led to his decision to no longer seek the nomination.

The establishment GOP fears the possibility of their nominee showing any sign of weakness anywhere, something that could lead to weakness everywhere, the deep South excepted. Though they've shown not only a willingness but in fact an eagerness to suppress vote before, this'll be the first time they use that tactic against their own supporters.

They'll more than likely not report write-in votes either.
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 05, 2019 04:23PM
Yay, democracy!
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Re: Minnesota GOP Primary: you can vote for anybody you want . . .
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 05, 2019 05:22PM
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cbelt3
Write In Candidates .....

Not allowed, apparently. Vote for Trump or not at all.
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