BELLEVUE, APRIL 19 – Washington State Republican Party Chairman Susan Hutchison issued the following statement today:
“Some Washington Democrats are ‘steaming mad’ about their party’s presidential nomination process, according to a report in the Seattle Times. According to the Times, many are ‘angry at the antiquated caucus process. Some called for ending the caucuses system in favor of using the presidential Primary to allocate delegates – as Washington Republicans are doing this year.’
“The state Democratic Party machine plans to ignore the vote of the people in the May 24 Democrat Presidential Primary. But Democrat voters can send a forceful message by voting in the May 24 Democratic Presidential Primary.
“Bernie Sanders supporters who think the super-delegates system is wrong by ignoring the grassroots can send a message to the Democrat elites by voting on May 24. If Sanders wins the Primary, will the super-delegates still ignore the voters?
“Hillary Clinton supporters who think the caucus system is unrepresentative, discriminatory, and antiquated can send a message to Jaxon Ravens and other party leaders by voting on May 24. Would the Clinton victory in the Primary show the caucus system doesn’t represent the will of the majority of state Democrats?
“Last July Democrats played politics: trying to destroy the state Primary by refusing to move it earlier in the season. Now they have angry voters who are denied a voice in the selection of their nominee. Republicans have the most exciting Primary in years on May 24, and have given all Republican voters a say by using 100% of the results to pick our Presidential nominee.”