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blan·ket pri·ma·ry

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  1. Blanket primary

    The blanket primary is a system used for selecting political party candidates in a primary election in the USA. In a blanket primary, voters may pick one candidate for each office without regard to party lines; for instance, a voter might select a Democratic candidate for governor and a Republican candidate for senator. In a traditional blanket primary the candidates with the highest number of votes for each office in each party advance to the general election, as the respective party's nominee. Blanket primaries differ from open primaries – in open primaries voters may pick candidates regardless of their own party registration, but may only choose among candidates from a single party of the voter's choice. A blanket primary gives registered voters maximum choice in selecting candidates. Compared to other primary systems, the blanket primary is less restrictive for voters because it does not limit them to selecting from only one party's candidates. Mainstream political parties, however, may see this as a disadvantage because it discourages party loyalty, especially among moderate voters who do not identify strongly with either party.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanket primary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanket primary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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