Lawmakers weigh the options of party registration and primary participation

Lawmakers weigh the options of party registration and primary participation

February 29, 2020 1 By Kailee Schamberger


23 PERCENT AND TOM STEYER AND THIRD WITH 18 PERCENT. HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WE HAVE OPEN PRIMARIES WHICH MEANS YOU DON’T HAVE TO REGISTER BY PARTY TO VOTE IN A PRIMARY. SOME LAWMAKERS ARE HOPING TO CHANGE THAT. GEORGIAREE GODFREY WAS AT A SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING TODAY AND SHE HAS MORE DETAILS NOW ON TWO PROPOSALS CONSIDERED. THE SENATE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE REVIEWED TWO BILLS THAT ADDRESS PARTY REGISTRAION. WHEN REQUIRING PARTY REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY AND THE OTHER REQUIRING THE SAME PARTY PARTICIPATION FROM THIS YEAR IN 2024. WHAT WE HAVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS AN ORCHESTRATED ATTEMPTS BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THE SENATOR ANNOUNCED THE SENATE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WITH CONCERNS OF ELECTION TAMPERING. THIS AFTER RUMOR CIRCULATED THE SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS PLANNING TO VOTE IN THIS WEEKEND’S DEMOCRATIC REFERENCE PRIMARY. IT IS WRONG MR. CHAIRMAN FOR A PARTY, THE OPPOSITION PARTY TO CONSPIRE AND HIJACK ELECTION. IN RESPONSE TO CHARLESTON LAWMAKER FILING A BILL REQUIRING PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEAR’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. IN OTHER WORDS YOU DON’T HAVE THE FREEDOM EVEN IF YOU HAVE DECIDED THAT YOU VOTED FOR WHO YOU WANTED LAST TIME. FOUR YEARS FROM NOW YOU DON’T HAVE THE FREEDOM TO MAKE A CHOICE. THIS BILL WOULD CAPTURE ALL OF THE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY. SENATOR REX RICE ALSO HAS A BILL TO ADDRESS PRIMARIES. THE PICKETS LAWMAKER WANTS VOTERS TO DECLARE A PARTY HEAD OF CASTING THEIR VOTE IN THE PRIMARY. THIS BILL ALLOWS FOR YOU TO CHANGE PARTIES. 60 DAYS AHEAD OF TIME. YOU REALIZE THAT? YES. YOU JUST HAVE TO DECLARE I’M GOING TO VOTE WITH THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT SO IT IS NOT TELLING YOU YOU CAN’T VOTE IN THE OTHER PRIMARY. BOTH BILLS RECEIVED FAVORABLE REPORTS AND WILL NOW HEAD TO THE FULL SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. IN COLUMBIA, GEORGIAREE GODFREY, 7 NEWS. THE BILL THAT REQUIRES VOTER PARTICIPATION FOR THIS YEAR’S PRIMARY, DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN THE 2024 PRIMARY PAST OUT OF THAT SUBCOMMITTEE WITH AN AMENDMENT ALLOWING VOTERS TO