Nominations - Nominations Elections Overview Phases of the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Nominations Elections Overview Phases of the election primary election general election Legal Structures Candidate strategies Voters choices Turnout Vote choice Nominations Overview Direct primaries Presidential nominations Conventions Primaries and caucuses Calendar and rules Campaign finance Attrition Game Direct primary Progressive reform (1890s-1910s) All candidates from one party Democratic primary Republican primary Plurality victory, except: Southern majority victory Southern run-off primary Defining Who Can Vote in a Primary Closed primaries Semi-open primary Open Nonpartisan Characteristics of Primaries Almost no other country uses primaries Low participation levels - 10% to 20% Little role for party leaders U.S. House 7 th District - 2008 Democrat Raul Grijalva Republican Joseph Sweeney Presidential Nominations Legal nomination = national convention Parties select number of delegates and distribute to states based on size and party vote Democrats - 4,233 Republicans - 2,380 Each state selects delegates to convention most selected in presidential primaries some states use caucus/convention system caucus = local party meeting followed by mid-level and state conventions Presidential Primary Rules Translate primary/caucus vote for...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course POL 201 taught by Professor Norrander during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

Page1 / 10

Nominations - Nominations Elections Overview Phases of the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online