Are closed primaries unconstitutional?
Aaron Camp
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I’d argue the 24th amendment is more than just a ban on poll tax. After all, it states

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

If we can parse apart the Second Amendment so everyone has the rights to bear arms (not just a well regulated militia) then why isn’t this portion allowed to be parsed out?

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied”

Sure, it might seem it’s only about a tax/poll tax, but it would seem we could argue it’s about the right of the citizen’s ability to vote.

Even so, the fact we are taxed and that money is used for primaries we are then denied access to would still violate that. It needs to end.

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