Open Primaries, Good or Bad?

By Will Jordan Open Primary Elections: Freedom of Association or Freedom to Party-Raid? South Carolina provides for an open primary election system, meaning any qualified elector is allowed to vote in the party primary of his or her choice. Voters are, however, limited to voting in only one party primary during any single election cycle. […]

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History of the South Carolina Presidential Preference Primaries

By Rob Tyson As the South Carolina primary approaches, we’re taking a step back from our typical election blog fare (i.e., the legal mumbo jumbo) and looking at the practicalities of the South Carolina presidential primaries. Today, we’ll start with the basics. South Carolina Presidential Preference Primaries  South Carolina law permits the Republican and Democratic […]

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