Open primaries and crossover voting

  title={Open primaries and crossover voting},
  author={Seok-ju Cho and Insun Kang},
  journal={Journal of Theoretical Politics},
  pages={351 - 379}
We examine strategic voting in open primary elections by developing a Poisson voting game. In the model, two parties simultaneously hold primary elections, with two candidates competing in each party. Each voter chooses to vote for one of the four candidates without knowing how many other voters participate in each primary. Analyzing the model, we investigate what types of strategic crossover voting occur in equilibrium and under what circumstances they occur. In particular, we focus on two… 

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