I’m linking to this fairly amusing article on the Texas Democrat walkout not because I am shocked and horrified by the thought that the Republicans may try to delay elections, since I’m not. I could care less if the Republicans want to delay primaries; I see no real reason why primaries should be part of the legal framework of American elections. If the real elections happen without the Republicans selecting a candidate, well, that has its own rewards.
I’m more interested in it because it holds the hint of a deadline. The Democrats get to come back when it’s too late for the feds to redistrict and still make the candidate filing deadline… whoops, for the primaries. Wouldn’t you just know it?
Sigh. Institutionalized two-party system. What fun.