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POTUS Candidates Push Election Reforms that Favor Them, Not Voters

The Washington Post reported Monday that the way voters participate in presidential primary elections, who will be allowed to participate, and when may change in a handful of states based on how particular systems will help an individual candidate.

“Earlier this month, Kentucky Republicans took the first step toward abandoning a presidential primary in favor of a caucus, at the behest of Sen. Rand Paul. Elsewhere, supporters of more centrist candidates such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican, and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Republican, are pushing for primaries they believe will attract a more moderate electorate than caucus contests, which typically draw a more vocal conservative crowd.” – Reid Wilson, The Washington Post

Some states are also trying to move up their primary dates so they play a bigger role in deciding party nominees.

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The scary thing is the laws that decide who can vote, how they vote, and when they vote are not only designed to benefit the party — instead of voters — but members of state legislatures are willing to alter elections laws just to benefit a single candidate.

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