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-Ex: Since most voting districts are noncompetitive, not voting in theparty that dominates your district is very unintelligent. Abbott haslived in a republican district all of his life, but in 2008 he voted in thetexas two-step. John McCain was set as the Republican nominee andClinton and Obama were at a tie. Abbott voted for Clinton in theprimary and went to the caucus meeting. At the caucus meeting, therewere about 250 people and of those 250, 75% were african american.They were mostly African Americans, because Obama’s campaign
advertised heavily in caucus areas. Some veterans of the caucus toldpeople that signing the most important part, so half the people leave.They nominate a new chairperson and secretary because the oldsecretary and chairperson supported the same candidate. The newchairperson and secretary. They then vote for delegates to representthem, which eventually leads them to the nation convention wherethey represents hundreds of thousands and maybe millions of people.Half of the people leave because the vote was done. Telling people togo home was either ignorant or malicious because you need at least 5permanent delegates, and the less you have, the more likely chancethey all voted and support the same candidate. When it came to votingfor resolutions, only 10 people were left even though they’reimportant. Abbott proposed two resolutions: the first was to ban futurecaucus. This is because there would be elections were only two- fivepeople would should up therefore their vote weighed much morebecause the 5 people accounted for ⅓ of the delegates. The secondresolution is to abolish superdelegates for the democratic party.They’re usually high ranking elected officials. These superdelegatesonly vote for themselves and won't listen to the mass of people voting.In a close election, the superdelegates can throw the party nominationin the losers favor. The caucus is no longer done.-The Republican party has a variation of superdelegates where they canonly represent themselves and it varies state by state. In some states,they have imposed criminal punishments for delegates not voting theway voters want to, but this is the minority (most delegates voteagainst the wishes of the party).-In most states they can do whatever they want because they can bebought off.-When you go vote in primaries, it matters who the delegates are. In2016, some state’s delegates were takenfrom Trump.3/25Initiative, Referendum, RecallEach state and locality has the option to use these options, and the more theyare used, the closer we get to direct democracyInitiative: An average citizen of the country gets to propose legislation. If yourproposal gets a certain number of signatures than it goes to a vote on the ballot.
Referenda: Legislators put out a bill and people directly vote on it. (Ex. Voting onsports complexes paid by taxpayers)Recall: the voters get a certain number of signatures on a petition and have a recallvote to recall a certain politician being removed from office

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