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    Default Anyone watching Foreign Correspondent?

    It's about Donald Trump running to become President of the USA.

    It's quite scary that that man could be President.

    Anyone else watching or have any thoughts on it?
    @HollyGolightly81I'm interested in your views as an American.

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    Default Anyone watching Foreign Correspondent?

    Well I'm obviously not watching it....😉. But I genuinely don't think he'll become president so I'm trying to pay as little attention as possible to him. Once the primaries are over the republicans will have picked somebody else and we'll hopefully never hear from him again! Unless he runs independently 🙈! I did have the thought the other day that I hope he wins the republican nomination so that we're guaranteed Biden or Clinton as president😆. He can keep running but I'm very confident he'll never win, he just likes the attention. I actually have a hard time imagining any of the republican candidates winning the presidency, they are all so far out of touch with where America is going right now. Christie is probably their most probable candidate. I'm a pretty hardcore liberal (in the American sense, so left wing) so I tend to tune out most of the republicans during this time since I wouldn't be voting for them in the primaries anyways.
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    I think it's important to remember/understand that right now is just the primaries, so a bunch of people trying to win over their particular party in order to win that party's nomination choice for president. Just because you're hearing from them now doesn't mean they stand a chance next year.

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    Who chooses them in the primaries? Their own members?

    I knew he was running but had no idea how much he doesn't have a clue!

    All that crap he said about that female reporter.... His attitudes towards Mexican people! What a tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Who chooses them in the primaries? Their own members?

    I knew he was running but had no idea how much he doesn't have a clue!

    All that crap he said about that female reporter.... His attitudes towards Mexican people! What a tool
    The American people vote. The date varies depending on state, but in 2016 each state will hold a primary election where we vote for which candidate we want to represent our party. After those results come in then you know who the actual candidates are and then they campaign until the election in November 2016. So I'm registered to vote in California and my primary vote date is June 7th 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    The American people vote. The date varies depending on state, but in 2016 each state will hold a primary election where we vote for which candidate we want to represent our party. After those results come in then you know who the actual candidates are and then they campaign until the election in November 2016. So I'm registered to vote in California and my primary vote date is June 7th 2016.
    Do you have to be a registered member of the party to vote for a candidate for that party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Do you have to be a registered member of the party to vote for a candidate for that party?
    It depends on the state's rules. Most would be closed, so since I'm registered as a democrat I can only vote in the democrat primaries but some allow unaffiliated voters.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open..._United_States
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    It depends on the state's rules. Most would be closed, so since I'm registered as a democrat I can only vote in the democrat primaries but some allow unaffiliated voters.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open..._United_States
    That's quite extraordinary when you think about it. And dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    That's quite extraordinary when you think about it. And dangerous.
    How so?

    Eta: here's a Washington post article on how the primaries work
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...primary-works/

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    How so?

    Eta: here's a Washington post article on how the primaries work
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...primary-works/
    Haven't had time to read the link. I suppose because I can see how the system could be open to abuse if people can vote for candidate when they aren't even a member of the party or any party. I'm not saying it doesn't happen in our system (factions and branch stacking are egs) but how do you prevent people who for example are extremely racist voting against a candidate purely based on colour?

    To my mind it's not always easy being a member of a party (as in a registered member and not just voting for that party on Election Day) as it requires commitment and dedication for the most part. Just seems to me that allowing anyone to then vote for a candidate takes away from members and what they have worked for.


 

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