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11/1/10 Chapter 9 Delegates o Individuals who represent a state’s voters in the selection of a political party’s presidential candidate o No longer decide who the presidential candidate is o Don’t go to convention if presidential candidate doesn’t win Super Delegates o Big people in the party o Prestigious or Very Rich o Go to convention regardless of presidential candidate selected Caucus Vs. Primary o Caucus A small meeting at which registered political party members select delegates to attend the convention and nominate a presidential candidate o Primaries Elections in which voters choose the candidate that will represent their political party in the general election Types of Primary o Open An election in which a voter can participate in either party’s primary (but not both), regardless of his or her party registration o Modified Open Primary An election in which registered voters who are not affiliated with either party can vote in either party’s primary o Closed Primary An election in which only registered members of a political party can participate in the party’s primary election Congressional Elections o Plurality Rule: Rule by which a candidate wins office by getting more votes than his or her opponent regardless of popularity Issue Voting o Voting style in which the voter judges candidates based on the voters and
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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