What do Republicans in Virginia and Mississippi have in common?
No, this is not a joke, it’s a serious question.
Both states recently had high-visibility Republican primaries, but the outcome was not determined by Republicans. Instead, the outcome was determined by independents and Democrats, and these elections vividly demonstrate why we need party registration in Virginia, and why primary elections should be limited to self-identified Republicans and Democrats.
So begins Bill Bolling’s column, “It’s time for party registration in Virginia,” in Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. He goes on to cite the reasons why voter registration by party is needed in Virginia. I agree. Good read.