Chapter 10 - Presidential Elections

Chapter 10 - Presidential Elections - Presidential...

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Presidential Elections
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Evolution of the Nomination Process Electoral College assumed no one would have a majority Top five finishers for the presidency in this initial ballot would be nominated with final choice made in the House (one vote per state delegation). This never happened. Washington was a consensus choice in first elections.
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Evolution of the Nomination Process National Conventions Democrats and Whigs 1840s Primary Innovation spurred by the Progressive movement “mixed system” 1912–1968 Gave ordinary party voters and formal party organizations a voice.
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The Contemporary Nomination Process Controversial Democratic nomination race of 1968 Anti-war candidates won almost all primaries But delegates nominated Humphrey anyway New rules resulted in major changes that opened up the process of regular party voters. Results sharp increase in number of presidential primaries caucuses still used in small number of states Superdelegates emerged in 1982 after new rules put in place due to the severe decline in number of Democratic elected officials and party leaders who became delegates
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Financing Nomination Campaigns Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974 contribution limits $2k per person (indexed to inflation) matching Funds spending limits Around $40 million self-financing disclosure requirements Now, major candidates have started declining matching funds in order to go above the spending limits.
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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Nomination Process Popular participation?
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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