Creation of Electoral College

National nominating conventions first held in 1831 by

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Unformatted text preview: majority of state legislators chose the elctors which allowed the majority group to select electors concurrent with their own views Partisan Congressional Cuacus - 1800- partisan caucuses, made of members of congress met to recommend their partie;s nominees- this was never formerly institutionalized though National Nominating Conventions- - first held in 1831 by Anti- Masons- small third party whih had no congressional representation, therefore could not mobilize a congressional caucus and instead turned to a general meeting- met at a saloon in Baltimore - the way in which the delegates where chosen was left up to staets, public participation was minimal- - helped unify the parties- this system mad the state party leaders important- their influence depend...
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