PA GOP Passes Resolution against allowing non-registered Republicans from voting in Republican Primary’s

On September 21, 2019, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania State Committee met for their Fall Meeting. At the meeting a resolution was passed that against allowing non-registered Republicans from voting in Republican Primary’s. The resolution was adopted unanimously. You can read the resolution in its entirety below.

RESOLUTION AGAINST ALLOWING PERSONS WHO ARE NOT REGISTERED REPUBLICAN VOTERS TO VOTE IN REPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARIES

Whereas, it is more prudent, wise, and reasonable to have the nominees of the PA Republican Party elected by voters who have expressed some minimal adherence to the historical principles of the Republican Party than by voters who have expressed no such adherence,

Whereas, allowing voters who have not registered as Republicans to vote for Republican nominee would likely increase the possibility of those who have no adherence to Republican values seeking to “game” the primary election by voting for a weak candidate,

Whereas, the freedom of registered Republican voters to associate with the like-minded individuals is better protected if voting for Republican Party nominees is restricted to registered Republican voters,

Therefore be it resolved that the Republican Party of the Commonwealth of PA petition the PA State Legislature, by mailing letters to all Republican members of the General Assembly, to abandon all plans to amend the laws of the Commonwealth of PA to allow for voting in PA Republican Party Primaries by voters who are not registered Republicans.

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