On Tue, 22 Oct 2002 01:45:06 -0600, "Marc A. Schindler"
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> Being a "member" of a party in our Westminster system means something
> different than it does in the U.S. In the U.S. every voter registers for
> a party (or as an independent -- as I recall the rules vary considerably
> from state to state, as to how the states elect their delegates to the
> party national conventions). 

Hmm, I think you are at least partly mistaken there. I have lived in and
been a registered voter in three different states (Utah, Iowa, and
Georgia) and have never joined any political party. I beleive I did have
to register as a Republican one time in Iowa in order to vote in the
Republican Primary election, but that is the only time I ever recall
having to state any preference. I am quite sure that when I registered
here in Georgia, I did _not_ state any preferred party. My voter
registration card certainly contains no indication of party either (I
just looked!).

What you said may well be true in general, and sounds a bit like the
situation in Iowa, but is not true in all cases.

Scott
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