crossover voter

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a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party


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Longtime political analyst Chris Herstam dismissed the crossover voters as nothing unusual.
Other polling shows a similar pattern of crossover voters. A Fox News poll conducted jointly by Republican and Democratic polling outfits shows Ducey picking up 18 percent of Sinema supporters, with Garcia picking up only 5 percent of McSally supporters.
The portrait that emerges of White crossover voters in the three statewide races for which we have exit polling data indicates that moderate- to high-income White voters, with higher levels of educational attainment, who are moderates or liberals, are more willing to vote for Latino candidates.
When we turn to examine the profile of White crossover voters in the City of Los Angeles, we see a different picture.
"Will Crossover Voters Show Up?" Des Moines Register.
It is true that in a number of contests in California under the blanket primary, the minor parties had their votes swamped by crossover voters.(100) If my analysis in Part I.C is correct, however, this factor does not interfere with minor parties' First Amendment right to association; minor parties can simply disavow the chosen candidate or not work toward her election.
at 2421 (Stevens, J., dissenting) ("In my view, an empirically debatable assumption about the relative number and effect of likely crossover voters in a blanket primary, as opposed to an open primary or a nominally closed primary with only a brief preregistration requirement, is too thin a reed to support a credible First Amendment distinction."); Brennan Center Brief, supra note 6, at 7 ("An empirically debatable assumption about the relative number of likely crossover voters in an open primary, as opposed to a blanket primary, is, however, a thin reed on which to base a First Amendment distinction.").
Primaries are held three months later; most nonendorsed candidates drop out after the state conventions, but some count on the open nature of the Minnesota primary system voters may take either party's ballot in the primary, and crossover voters are often crucial to the outcome - and choose to contest the November ballot spot.
Ultimately, Quist proved unable to expand his base of social conservatives despite an economic platform designed to present him as mainstream to the larger core of IR and crossover voters (Smith 1994b, 1B and 1994c, 1A).
The assumption that crossover voters would help moderate candidates is supported by several academic studies.
First, under certain conditions, nonparty members can cast the decisive vote and the party can be forced to give its official label to a candidate that is not preferred by even a plurality of party registrants.(28) Second, a significant number of the crossover voters will be strategic, meaning they will not vote for their first preference but for a candidate who serves other motives.
Democrats took a big hit Saturday in San Antonio's mayoral race, with a coalition of conservative and crossover voters narrowly defeating former state Sen.
Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, recently wrote that the interim plan "reduces the voting power of blacks," eliminating a district "where blacks, voting in a coalition with Latino and white crossover voters were able to consistently elect their candidate of choice to Congress."
His political strategy here hinged on maintaining his appeal to the various factions of the Texas GOP, with little or no regard to accommodating Democrats, independents or the minute number of crossover voters in the state.
His campaign touts millions left in the bank and a surge in support among independent and crossover voters, and campaign manager Jesse Benton said they are prepared to stay in the race for the long haul.