Caucuses disenfranchise our troops
by kydem, Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 04:50:03 PM EST
I've been a longtime proponent of eliminating caucuses once in for all, even in Iowa. If Ohio had voted this morning in a caucus, attendance would be in low numbers since the tristate got hammered with snow. Would they push it back, I don't know.
Caucuses don't allow for early voting for those that are out of state or can't make it due to age or other variable factors.
But, more importantly, as this comment at Page One Kentucky points out, we disenfranchise our own troops that are fighting for America's liberties and freedoms and defending her overseas.
The major problem I have with caucus voting is that it seriously disinfranchises many voters. There is not one soldier who is fighting in Iraq or Afganistan that has the opportunity to vote in a caucus. Not one! Many senior citizens or people with kids cannot go to a caucus and stand for 2 hours to vote. This means that the ones that have the time to go have more voice than others. That is wrong.I completely agree with the above statement.
And as this comment points out, if we want to truly elect the Democratic nominee, we should stop having open primaries.