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Lawmakers contemplate canceling Presidential primary

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Olympia, Wash -- Some Washington state lawmakers are considering canceling the 2008 Presidential primary. Supporters of the idea say there is no reason to have a primary because Democrats select their candidate and delegates using community caucus meetings, and Republicans haven't decided if they will use the primary system.

They also say a twenty million dollar price tag is way too much for an election where the votes aren't really counted.

In 2004 -- the legislature canceled the primary because of a similar situation. Another reason the primary might be canceled is that large states like California are likely to move their primary up to February. That way, presidential candidates are already chosen by May.