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Unformatted text preview: dominant party. It mattered what democrat b/c the repub wasn’t going to win election against any democrat.so to get who you wanted in office you had to vote in democratic primary.-majority vs. plurality -plurality system. in many states, primary is held once. Top voted democrat and repub. won election and got into general election. 1981-Chicago- Byrne-democrat incumbent mayor. White female. Daley-good challenger son of former mayor white democrat Washington-popular congressman black man democrat. Washington won primary. But their were no run-off and Daley would of certainly won next primary. General election-Epton-repub b/c of racial politics, Epton had a chance b/c many white would never vote for a black man. Washington did win, and even got reelected. If they used a run off he would of never won. Majority- runoff b/t 2 top candidates from each party. . C. The Louisiana system D. Courses E. Effects F. Change...
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- Spring '09
- General election, Voting system, Plurality voting system, primary party