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lecture_5_-_smds_and_duverger's_law_1.28.08

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1 Questions? Nominations on grade breakdown at end Changed mind: Vote on choice of rule will be by 2-round majority Latest on presidential nomination races? Latest results Polls Super Tuesday
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2 California Primaries What are the rules? The basics “Superdelegates” (Repubs call them “unpledged delegates”) What’s that? Republicans (173 delegates) 53 Congressional Districts in CA 3 delegates per district Each district: Winner take all 11 “at large” state delegates – winner take all
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3 California Democratic Primary 441 delegates Congressional District level (241 delegates) 3-6 delegates per district Any candidate with 15% of vote in district eligible for delegates in proportion to his/her vote there 81 at large delegates Any candidate with 15% of vote in state eligible for delegates in proportion to his/her vote in state Rest of delegates: Superdelegates and other type of at large delegates
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4 Reading Quantitative Work What is a dependent variable? What is an independent variable? Coefficient? A number that indicates the size of the impact of an independent variable on the dependent variable Typically means that a single unit increase in the independent variable is correlated with an increase in the dependent variable that is equal to the coefficient Will give example Statistical significance?
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