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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 9 Lecture 9 How to become your partys nominee for President: Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions PLS 100: Intro to American National Government Professor Lee Michigan State University Lecture 9 Next 3 classes What does the president do? Whats the big deal? Next two classes Today: Nominating a presidential candidate. Not covered in readings (some in later chapter). Reminder: Exam week after spring break. Congress and Presidency Lecture 9 General Process Each party needs to pick a presidential nominee. Each state holds primary or caucuses to select delegates that go to the partys national convention. Delegates at convention vote for partys nominee. Lecture 9 Primaries and Caucuses Primaries and Caucuses Choosing states delegates to partys national convention National party determines how many delegates each state gets. Based mainly on population and votes in recent elections States decide how to choose their delegation....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PLS 100 taught by Professor Thornton during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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lecture9_president-2 - Lecture 9 Lecture 9 How to become...

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