Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday

Twenty-four states are holding caucuses or primary elections on Super Tuesday, 2008. Blue denotes Democratic-only caucuses (3), Red illustrates Republican-only contests (2), and Purple represents states holding elections for both parties (19). (from wiki)

My question is this:
Why are taxpayers/municipalities paying for this vote which really should be paid for by the Democrat and Republican National Committees? Since we are choosing party candidates for them shouldn't they be footing the bill for this election? Primaries and caucuses are not the same as general elections.

1 comment:

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Hi, Judy.

The states that are holding caucuses are sponsored by the party--such as the Democratic one here in NM--and are paid for by the parties. Primaries, which also have lists for Congressional, State and Local elections, are paid for by the state.

So I guess by switching to primary politics, the parties' national committees pulled a fast one on the taxpayers.

Go figure.