TX Political Parties - Texas Political Parties o Dominance...

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Texas Political Parties o Dominance (*) Throughout much of Texas’s history we have been dominated by one part or the other Almost no third-party elections at all o Party as Organization Hierarchy vs. Stratarchy Political parties are arranged as a stratarchy o Power is diffused among all the levels o No one is above the other Temporary structures 1. Party Policies (*) o Platform Positions on broad topics Ex. Gay marriage o Resolutions States party’s position on an issue too specific to be on a platform 2. Conventions (*) o All develop party platform, raise funds, select promote candidates for office Precinct-level What/when/how o Even number year, March o Write up resolutions o One delegate for every 25 votes cast for a nominees gubernatorial election County/District-level What/when/how o Lasts 3 or more hours o One for 300 votes cast State-level What, etc o Occur in June o Last for a couple of days o Delegates are those elected from county and district level
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