My attention was just now drawn to this website devoted to saving the SC GOP presidential preference primary:
Are you a South Carolina Republican? If so, there’s an effort underway to take away your right to vote.
A small group of fringe activists, backed by special interest groups, are working to end our Republican primaries and replace them with nominations by convention. Thousands of us would be disenfranchised, allowing a select few power brokers to pick our Republican candidates.
We cannot let this happen. The only way to stop them is for you to take part in the South Carolina Republican Party re-organization process.
We are counting on YOU to help us Save Our Primary. There are only four simple steps:
- SIGN THE PLEDGE to show your support for our South Carolina Republican Primaries.
- WATCH THE VIDEO to see how the Republican Party Reorganization process works [view video].
- KNOW THE INFO that will allow you to take part in the process, including the dates and locations for your Precinct Meeting and County Convention.
- SPREAD THE WORD by sharing this page with other Republican voters in South Carolina.
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Maybe the folks behind this site are worried about Republicans being disenfranchised, but that’s not the real problem. The real problem is that those of us who would rather watch Reality TV, or suffer some other terrible torture, than be identified with either party, would be disenfranchised.
Republicans would at least be free to seek slots as delegates to the convention. The rest of us wouldn’t have that option. And we would lose our chance to have a say in a decision that is our one chance to affect the outcome of presidential elections, since it is always a foregone conclusion which candidate will get out state’s electoral voted in the general.
All of that said, I’m only going to start worrying about this when I hear more from the supposed perpetrators of this outrage. I really have no idea of the extent to which this is an actual threat.
The rest of us wouldn’t have that option. And we would lose our chance to have a say in a decision that is our one chance to affect the outcome of presidential elections, since it is always a foregone conclusion which candidate will get out state’s electoral voted in the general.
Just get rid of the electoral college and voila you now have a say in presidential elections. Somehow Brad’s focus is always on the wrong problem. This is such a silly thing to get worked up about. It’s like if your house is on fire and you’re worried that the grass needs cutting. Or if you’re in the hospital being treated for a serious disease and you’re concerned that the movie rentals are overdue. (True story, this ACTUALLY was a concern of a close relative of mine who was just diagnosed with a terminal illness). Maybe that’s why we never get anything done in this state. We always focus on the trivial over stuff that’s really important.
I think they found out it was people like me that voted for Nikki Haley in the primary because we figured Sheheen could beat her.
Back-fired on all of us, huh?
“Raiding” seldom works as a strategy. The SCGOP tried that back in the 60s. But then the current crop seems to be in favor of resurrecting all sorts of failed ideas. Nullification ring any bells? Open primaries are one of the good things about SC. Sounds like some people are really after a one party system.
I decided I will not vote for a Republican or a Democrat in the next presenditial, senate or house election.
The Republicans will say “We are the solution”. The Democrats will say “We are the solution.”
I’m sorry, but if you are a Republican or a Democrate, you are not part of the solution.
You are the PROBLEM!
It’s time that we elect people that are interested in advancing America instead of buffing up their resumes for higher office.
So you should vote for retirees who have already been sucessful elsewhere in life!
I don’t see this as an entirely bad thing. It seems to me that if the nominees were selected by convention, we’d end up more middle-of-the-road Republicans as opposed to extremists. As things are now, primaries weed out those who might appeal to the broader electorate. I’d rather be trying to choose between a Sheheen-type Democrat and a moderate Republican than between a Tea Party Republican and anyone as the latter results in virtually no choice at all for voters like me.
What are the chances that Richland County could bring in Jimmy Carter to oversee elections next time?