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Argument: Manipulative tactics in open primaries rarely materialize

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Kirk Johnson. "In open primary, fear of party crashing." New York Times. June 15, 2010: "So-called tactical voting in open primaries, here and elsewhere, is a perennial possibility that mostly fizzles come Election Day, voting experts say. And some people in both parties are convinced that will happen again here. [...] Mr. Wimmer, for example, who initially floated the idea of Republicans voting for Ms. Wright on his Facebook page last month, later withdrew the post and denounced the idea. A spokesman for the Utah Tea Party movement, David Kirkham, also said the group was opposed to members voting in the Democratic primary. 'We don’t play in the gutter,' Mr. Kirkham, adding that believed deliberate cross-party interference would be against Tea Party principles."

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