Creation of Electoral College

Candidate sought to use primaries as a way to obtain

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Unformatted text preview: ed on how well they could get support and therefore, they had to be partisan and in order to guarantee their loyalty, party bosses decided the selection Popular Primaries and Caucuses - Progressive movements at early 19 hundred- tried to break the party boss power by asking for direct election of convention delegates, or through a popular vote from the electorate - Florida first stae to do this in 1904- Dems held a statewide vote for convetion delegates- - - - - - - - 1912- first year a candidate sought to use primaries as a way to obtain the nomination- TR won 9 primaries to Taft’s 1 but still lost- this showed that party leadres still controlled the convention- after WWI, state primaries declined because they were expensive, didn’t attract many...
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