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WARNING: South Carolina Is An “Open Primary” State

Heads up folks….South Carolina is an Open Primary State.

What does that mean?

South Carolina is an open primary state, which means that voters can choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary, regardless of their party affiliation. This system allows for greater flexibility and participation in the electoral process. However, it’s important to note that once a voter has chosen a party’s primary, they cannot switch to the other party’s primary in the same election cycle. So, if you’re a South Carolina voter, you can choose to participate in either the Republican or Democratic primary, but not both.

And it’s happening….

Just as we saw in New Hampshire, Democrats are flipping parties to vote against Trump.

Take a look:

Even prominent Anti-Trumper Bill Kristol proudly declared he switched parties to vote against Trump:

I don’t know what happened to that guy, he used to be hilarious.  Remember City Slickers?  Such a great movie.  Now he’s intolerable.



Here’s more from the NY Post about changing times in South Carolina voting:

Democrats on Saturday officially approved a revamped 2024 presidential primary schedule that will make South Carolina the first state to vote in the nominating process.

The endorsement by the Democratic National Committee of the radical shakeup comes two months after the organization’s rule-making arm voted to yank Iowa as the leadoff state, a position it has held since 1972.

Under the new configuration, South Carolina will hold its primary on Feb. 3. New Hampshire and Nevada will hold their contests three days later.

Georgia will vote on Feb. 13, followed by Michigan on Feb. 27, and the Super Tuesday vote in early March.

The move was proposed in part to increase diversity in the presidential nominating contest, and has been championed by President Joe Biden, who is expected to officially announce his run for re-election in the coming months.

“The Democratic Party looks like America and so does this proposal,” said DNC chair Jaime Harrison, a South Carolinian. The change “continues to make us stronger and elevates the backbone of our party.”

The new lineup comes after a the dreadful 2020 Iowa Caucus, when a glitch in a new app developed to help the vote count instead caused chaos and uncertainty over the results for days. In addition, South Carolina gave Biden a much-needed boost at a time in the campaign when it appeared his bid for the nomination was going nowhere.

Not every politician was upbeat about the revamped line up though, with some decrying the move as tanking Democrats’ chances in the upcoming presidential contest.

Iowa Democratic Party chair Rita Hart claimed Republicans in her state were painting Democrats as having “turned their back on Iowa and on rural America.”

New Hampshire pols previously wrote a letter to the White House warning that the schedule change would harm Democrats’ changes in the Granite State.

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