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A Matter Of Opinion

Letter: Primary purpose

I just don’t understand why anyone would have a problem with the primary election. The main purpose of a primary is for each party to select their candidates for the general election. It isn’t proper for people to cross over and influence the selection. People can vote for whomever they want, no matter what party, in the general election in November. — Marilyn Moore, Spokane

Idaho Republicans would like to close their primaries to prevent Democrats from “influencing” their choice of candidate. To me, primary elections represent the utmost confusion of purpose. Why are they done the way they are? Are they a government concern or a party concern? Should it or shouldn’t it all come down to who’s paying for them?


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