@Rodney47: "Can someone explain to me why some states allow opposition primary voting? It seems like insane madness to me."
I agree COMPLETELY! I truly believe candidates like McCain, Bush, Dole, and other blah Repubs were chosen in early primaries by Independents and Dems in places like Florida and by the time they get to PA where I live, it's already over. To me, if you don't want to tell the government your affiliation then you don't get to pick the candidate. I don't care how few or many actually switch parties in the primaries, I want my candidate to have a chance whether early or late, and to know that our candidates are actually the choice of their party.