There’s an attempt in progress by liberals to create a primary system which allows anyone, regardless of party affiliation, to vote in the primary. Their claim is that “independents” are shut out of the primary process. Here in Arizona, such a ballot proposition is being attempted at present.
We know what’s really going on is that the so-called “independents” driving this are not “independents” at all, but rather Liberals who want to determine which Republicans will be on the ballot – obviously, the most liberal who call themselves Republicans. They could then plant liberals who claim to be "Republicans" and who campaign using Republican language, subsequently voting them onto the Republican ballot. That way, they couldn't lose in the general election, getting a Democrat elected or a Democrat who claims to be a Republican elected.
My suggestion is that the Republican Party should become a private organization, like membership at the Augusta National Golf Club, for example. Women may not play at that course and it’s perfectly legal that the rule stands because it’s a private club. Just as you may admit or not admit anyone you please for any reason in your own home, a private club may do the same. Thus, as a private club, the Republican Party could pay for its own primary elections – excluding any non-member from voting – and then place winning individuals on the general election ballot. In the meantime, independents could vote for whoever they wish from among the remaining, non-Republican candidates. In Maine, Angus King ran for governor as an Independent, and won. Their claim is bogus in the first place. One could also make the case that they’re striving for a single-party system, such as that found in China, Cuba or any other dictatorial nation.
What the Left is attempting here is perfectly transparent. Let’s not allow them to get away with it.