Presidential Nomination Selection in class lecture notes 10/15/15
Presidential Nomination Selection in class lecture notes 10/15/15 POLI 110
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Presidential Nomination Poli 110 Lecture Notes 101515 Turnout Situational Variables 0 Voting laws 0 Registration 0 Photo ID 0 Kind of election 0 Primary vs General Elections 0 Primary Elections 39 Determines Who the candidates are Who get to run in the general election under the party 0 General Elections 39 Determines Who actually serves in office 0 Midterm vs Presidential Election Presidential Nomination Process 0 How Nomination Process Differs o Nomination process determines Who may run under the party label 0 States decide at different times and in different ways 0 States largely decide on one day 0 General election determines Who serves in office 0 Constitution decides on one day 0 Plurality of vote for most offices 0 Electoral College for President 0 Staggered term of office 0 There is some difference from year to year History 0 Party Caucus of Congressional Leaders early 1800s 0 Convention of state delegates 1832present 0 Caucuses and Some Primaries 19121968 0 Caucus a party meeting on one day at one time Where people Who are part of the party decide Who should be the delegate for their party 0 Primary Where people can put their name on the ballot and the voters decide Who Will be the republican candidate or Who Will be the democratic candidate 0 Mostly Primaries 1968present 0 Open or closed 0 Open anyone can vote 0 Closed only registered voters with that specific party can vote in that Party 0 Proportional or winnertakesall 0 Proportional candidates get the amount of delegate votes 0 Winnertakesall all you need is a plurality more votes than anyone else Current System 0 Caucus States 0 Caucus typically held in schools 0 Most important is Iowa 39 Iowa is first 39 Being rst leads to media attention 0 Turnout lower than in primaries and lower in states other than Iowa 39 Requires going on one day at one time 39 Publicly declare support 39 Means only most politically active participate 39 More partisan ideological passionate educated Primary States 0 One of most important is New Hampshire first primary 0 Other important states South Carolina Florida Nevada 0 Turnout higher than in caucuses but lower than in general election 0 Means only most politically active participate 0 More partisan ideological passionate educated 0 States later in the cycle generally have lower turnout o For Democrats in 2008 all states were important Assessing the current presidential nomination process 0 What standards should we apply 0 Representative of fellow partisans 0 Select qualified candidate Electability 0 Political equality of participants 0 Supports party platform 39 Other 0 Reforms 0 National primary 39 We all vote on the same day for the set of the presidential candidates 39 Cons cost a lot more candidates really limited 0 Regional primaries 39 Pros allows lesser known candidates 39 Cons Takes so long Regional Primaries 0 Iowa and New Hampshire go first
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