Unformatted text preview: • National Conventions • Role of national conventions • Conventions play changed role from past – Nominee is already known; merely make it official – Choose vice presidential candidate – Approve party platform • General election campaign • The Electoral College defines strategy – Visit large and competitive states – Number of electors each state has = size of its congressional representation – Winner-take-all rule used to select the president – Criticisms of the Electoral College…. • Who runs the campaign? – Professional campaign managers...
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- Fall '14
- President of the United States, United States presidential primary, United States presidential election, election campaign