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0 Final 2 The reform in the nominating procedures and campaign financial laws in the early 70s were supposed to democratize the way Americans nominate their president. Instead, the logic of these laws led to increasing power for the campaign contributors and affluent activists. This in turn led the Democrats to adopt a more conservative economic policy 1. What is the logic of these reforms? a. According to DiClerico, the era of reform was characterized by the recognition that the party needed to change in the nominating process to reunite the party a.i. Reforms were started by people who flooded the party machine to elect their own delegates a.ii. The goal was to make the presidential nomination more controlled by the public, with delegates chosen by them for that purpose b. According to the Brock commission report, b.i. reformers sought to expand the input of regular voters, through primaries b.ii. and also broaden the field of candidates, through campaign finance reform c. The McGovern Fraser Commission c.i. Sought to make delegates more transparent c.i.1. Abolished proxy voting
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course HIST 2312 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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