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benseth May 29th, 2018 2:26pm

Do you plan on voting for the upcoming congressional elections by party line or by using the actual issues.

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
06/04/18 1:44 pm

Here in Iowa, one has to vote only in the primary that matches the party you are registered to vote in. If you wish to vote in another parties primary you must reregister. You can do it at the polling place the same day, but you can only vote on one parties ballot.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/29/18 2:12 pm

Issues and the integrity of the individual candidates. The only thing the party affiliations affect, new for this cycle, is the statement an "R" beside the candidate's name makes about their total lack of integrity.

benseth naturalist
05/29/18 12:26 pm

Well not every candidate adheres completely to party line issues.

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 9:49 am

I always vote the issues which is why I never vote for a democrat and only sometimes the republicans. Independents rule!

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/29/18 8:45 am

No R or D in my world .. I support no party and vote independent.

benseth naturalist
05/29/18 8:24 am

I have only voted independent for president and only looked at issues in voting for other offices. I’m going to break from this moderate voting for the congressional elections. I’m voting ALL democrat even though I don’t agree with most of the democrat issues. The stakes are too high that trump will get away with this corruption because of only being held accountable to part of the population that already supports him. He has to be LEGALLY held accountable.

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commonsense Never over
05/29/18 7:50 am

Always will vote along party line.

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benseth naturalist
05/29/18 8:16 am

What if the candidate doesn’t align with your political thought?

commonsense Never over
05/29/18 11:05 am

I would consider them still better than a democrat.

It’s not only the candidate, it’s their policies and ideology.
For example, republicans want tax cuts, democrats don’t. Sometimes tax increases are needed but usually not. Therefore always a republican. See?

benseth naturalist
05/29/18 11:18 am

Yes I understand what a platform is but not every democrat is the same. Some democrats oppose abortions for other than very extreme circumstances (mothers’ health risk) which align more with the republican platform on the issue. There are partisans, moderates, rinos and dinos.

benseth naturalist
05/29/18 11:24 am

It’s not always so cut and dry, even on the question of taxes. Some republicans here in ultra red Mississippi even are proposing some tax increases, albeit to try and offset huge losses of revenue from tax cuts. Which also highlights the fact that a platform policy can be taken too far. This ultra partisan policy making is also a cause for concern when voting for a candidate of any affiliation, since most extreme policies have been shown not to work in our government.

commonsense Never over
05/29/18 1:01 pm

It’s usually this cut and dry to me. Democrats usually fall onto one side. Even moderate ones still want big govt.