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 -- Buttered bread always lands butter side * Would YOU mistake these as down (Unless it sticks to the ceiling!) * anyone`s opinions but my own? Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Scott McGee) Web: http://scott.themcgees.org/ -- http://fastmail.fm - One of many happy users: http://www.fastmail.fm/docs/quotes.html ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================