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PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES How do we choose our Presidential nominees? What are the advantages and disadvantages of  the current system?
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PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS Congressional Caucuses: 1796-1824 Members of congress meet to chose nominee National Conventions: 1840s on Delegates meet at conventions to choose nominee Mixed System: 1912-1968 Primaries as “beauty pageants” Party elites still had power over nominations
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1968 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL  CONVENTION Difficult year Politics of the  nomination system
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RIOTING OUTSIDE OF THE  CONVENTION
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SENATOR RIBICOFF AND MAYOR  DALEY
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MCGOVERN FRASER REFORMS  Restructured nomination process for the  Democrats in 1972. Convention delegation must be chosen in a way  that is “open, timely and representative” Democrats and then Republicans develop more  democratic processes.
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CHOOSING A PRESIDENTIAL  NOMINEE Primary: elections held for the purpose of 
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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primariesandcaucuses - PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES How do we...

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