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Nominating Candidates April 23, 2007
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Two-Stage Process Nomination (primary/caucus) election Competition within parties Question: Who will represent the party in the general election? General election Competition between parties Question: Who will represent the district in the government?
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Ye Olde Nominating Systems Caucus Informal Elite driven Convention Elite driven
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Ye Olde Nominating Systems Caucus Informal Elite driven Convention Elite driven Still had ambitious candidates! These systems have not entirely disappeared.
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Primaries Largely a 20th century creation Pushed by the Progressives An attack on party control of government “[T]he best way to cure democracy’s ills was to prescribe a greater dose of democracy” (Hershey). Some hoped it would kill parties. Quickly spread throughout the country No one primary type or form, though. States vary as to who runs the primary, who can participate in the primary
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Primary Types Closed: Must declare party affiliation in advance of election; may only vote in own party’s primary. Semi-closed: Can change or declare party affiliation at polls on day of election. Open: Receive a consolidated (party list) ballot or ballots for every party then choose in private which party’s primary to vote in; voters may vote in only one party’s primary. Semi-open: Must request the party ballot want to vote on. Some states (parties) allow registered independents to vote in any one party’s primary. Blanket: Office block ballot in the primary; one vote per office; may vote for any candidate, regardless of party status, in any race.
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Why Care about the System? Different kinds of candidates come from different nominating systems Caucus/convention Known to party elites Dependent on/loyal to party elites Primaries Potentially unknown Independent Ideology a function of primary type
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Let’s Nominate Some People 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Liberal Conservative
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Let’s Nominate Some People 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% F D C B A
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Let’s Nominate Some People 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Liberal Conservative
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Let’s Nominate Some People 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Liberal Conservative
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Blanket Primary Created by Prop. 198 in 1996 A response to conservative capture of the Republican party Tom Campbell Explicitly an attempt to change the rules in order to change the nominees
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GIVE VOTERS A CHOICE. California's closed primary election system limits voters' choices to candidates within their own party, and excludes 1.5 million independent voters from voting in primary elections at all. It favors the election of party hard-liners, contributes to legislative gridlock, and stacks the deck against more moderate problem- solvers. The Open Primary will permit every voter to select the best
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 160 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.

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