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"State GOP chair seeks closed primaries"

The Decatur Daily reports: The state's GOP party chairman said he will ask the Legislature next year to close Alabama's primary elections, meaning that only people registered with the state as Republicans or Democrats could vote in them.

Bill Armistead has favored the idea for years, but after Tuesday's primaries, he said, it may have more support.

It is very clear that some of our incumbent House members were defeated by newcomers supported by the (Alabama Education Association)," Armistead said. "It is likely that Democrats came in to vote."

Armistead's proposal would keep independent voters out of primaries. -- State GOP chair seeks closed primaries - Decatur Daily: News

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