Monday, March 27, 2006

Michigan wants 2008 GOP primary same day as South Carolina

Will we have the primary the same day as SC? From the AP

Michigan wants 2008 GOP primary same day as South Carolina
3/27/2006, 5:20 p.m. ET
The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Michigan's Republican Party wants to reshape the 2008 GOP presidential primary map by sending voters to the polls the same day as South Carolina.

But Katon Dawson, the South Carolina Republican Party chairman, said Monday that the state doesn't want to share its early primary date with Michigan.

Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis said he'd like to hold Michigan's election the first week of February, making it the third or fourth in the country, and to hold both the state's GOP primary and the Democratic presidential selection process on the same day.

The earlier the better. The other key thing is for the GOP and dems to have the primary on the same day to prevent jokers crossvoting in our presidential primary.

1 comment:

Charlie said...

It makes sense to hold the Republican and the Democratic primaries on the same day. It saves taxpayer dollars because you only have to pay the poll workers once instead of twice (plus all of the other election day expenses).