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Outline 2 (Gov 303) - Michael Chambers February 5 2008...

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Michael Chambers February 5, 2008 Government 303a Chapter 6 Conventions- Meetings of party members to endorse or nominate candidates for office, adopt platforms, and establish party rules. Caucuses- Local meetings of party members, often used to elect delegates to conventions; used to endorse or nominate candidates in some states. Delegates- Party members who are elected to a convention to participate in doing the party’s business. Plurality- Receiving more votes than any other candidate. Majority- Receiving one-half plus at least one of the votes cast. Preprimary Conventions- Party conventions held in advance of the primary to endorse one of the candidates running in that primary. Challenge primary- primary election held after a nominating convention at which the conventions nominee can be challenged by a defeated candidate who must meet some specific criteria. Open Seats- Seats in which no incumbent is running for reelections. Cross-Filing- Nominating system that permits a candidate to seek the nomination of more than one political party. Closed primaries- Primaries in which only voters enrolled in a particular party may
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