This patchwork's origins lie with the 1968 Democratic National Convention, when Hubert Humphrey, a candidate who never officially ran in a primary, wound up getting the nomination.
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One important argument in favor of limiting participation in primaries to party members is that doing so gives independents an incentive to register for the party, and it rewards those who commit to becoming team players.
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Independents are the fastest growing slice of the American electorate, especially among young people.
Whether the party can successfully bring them into the fold may prove a make-or-break question for the Democratic coalition — one that, in turn, could hinge on whether independents are given a say in the party's presidential nominee.
"Three million people in the state of New York who are independents have lost their right to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary," Sanders thundered, according to the New York Daily News.