Saturday, February 7, 2015

TN GOP votes against closed primary elections.

The Tennessee Republican Party won’t advocate changing election laws in the state after party officials voted down a resolution Saturday that called for closed primary elections.

The Tennessee Republican Party won’t advocate changing election laws in the state after party officials voted down a resolution Saturday that called for closed primary elections.
After two hours of debate the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee killed the resolution 37-29. That’s a sign the current system works well for Republicans, said state party chairman Chris Devaney.

“I don’t think that we would be here today with the supermajorities in the legislature, with all of our statewide officials Republican if we did not have open primaries,” said Devaney, who supports open primaries. (read more including comments by Alexander, Cooker, Ramsey, Harwell and others)

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