Primary Rules Foil Some NC Republicans

Only Dems, unaffiliated voters have say in Cilnton-Obama tussle
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 4:04 PM CDT
Poll workers check in voters as they arrive to cast their ballots for the North Carolina primary election at the Silk Hope Volunteer Fire Department in Silk Hope, N.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(Newser) – North Carolina Republicans trying to vote in the Democratic primary are being frustrated—the state doesn't allow crossover voting. Rush Limbaugh has urged Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton to prolong the fight, but election officials say voters' impulses today were genuine. "They see an active presidential election, and they want to be a part of it," a state official told the Raleigh News & Observer.