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GOP endorses party-registration of voters

The Birmingham News (al.com) reports: Alabama Republicans on Saturday endorsed the idea of requiring primary voters to register by political party.

The Republican Executive Committee approved a resolution endorsing legislation that would require party registration and end the state's open primary system. A voter only has to say which party ballot he wants on primary day and doesn't have to register as a party member in advance. ...

Critics said open primaries allow members of one party to "cross over" and affect who becomes another party's nominee for office. One woman likened open primaries to allowing the University of Alabama to pick the roster for Auburn University's football team.

However, others expressed concerns that it could drive voters away from the GOP instead of welcoming them to it. -- Read the whole story --> Alabama Republican Executive Committee endorses party registration | al.com

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