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Asked in History of the United States
What is the primary purpose of the precinct convention in Texas?
What two mechanisms are used by parties to select delegates to the national convention?
What is the difference between the primaries and a convention?
Asked in Politics and Government
The method most used in the United States for choosing delegates to a party convention is the?
Asked in Republican Party
Each party chooses its convention delegates through a combination of primary elections and what?
Asked in US Government
Delegates to a party's national convention are selected through primary elections and?
Caucuses. The delegates all attend the national party convention at the end of summer/beginning of fall and formally cast their votes for the candidates they already pledged their vote to. Candidates often drop out as the primaries go on if they feel they are not going to win. The delegates awarded to them then have to vote for someone else at the convention.
Asked in US Presidents
What are two major processes used to select delegates to national convention?
What is the purpose of the presidential primary?
A presidential primary is an election in which voters (1) choose State party organization's delegates to their party's national convention, and/or (2) express a preference for their party's presidential nomination. Sometimes only party members are allowed to vote; other primaries are open to all. to choose delegates for the national convention (gradpoint)
Asked in New Hampshire, Political Office Holders
How many delegates does New Hampshire get to Republican Presidential convention?
Asked in Elections and Voting
Is a national party convention a type of primary election?
It is not a primary election. A national party convention is an election convention in which delegates from the 50 states cast their votes in support of the new nominee. This event usually takes place after the primary elections and is considered the beginning of the campaign for the general election. There was a time when these conventions were important in choosing a nominee. Today presidential nominees are usually known months ahead of a national convention.
Asked in US Presidents
What type of elections decide on a party candidate?
Most often a primary is used to directly decide a candidate at the state and local level. To decide a party's candidate for President, states may use a variety of means -- chiefly primaries and caucuses -- to choose delegates to a national convention. These delegates, often pledged to a particular candidate, will choose the party's national candidate. (A state party may also hold its own convention of local delegates to choose the party's delegates to the national convention.) Study island answer: Polls
Asked in State Laws, Federal Laws
How many delegates to the convention does Texas have?
Texas has a total of 228 democratic delegates, 126 delegates will be chosen proportionately according to the primary vote, 67 delegates will be chosen by the caucus process, and 35 delegates will be "Super Delegates". The caucus process begins at the precinct conventions and is completed at the Texas Democratic State Convention. So if you live in Texas you must go to the primary and caucus.
What happens if no Republican primary candidate receives enough delegates?
There will be a brokered national convention. After the delegates vote as pledged, and no one gets the majority of delegates, then the delegates vote again, this time not necessarily as they pledged to, that is, not necessarily as the voters from their states wanted them to. They vote again and again until a decision is reached.
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution
What determines how a candidate is chosen when no candidate wins a majority of votes in a primary election?
The primary elections are for delegates to the National nomination convention. Not all states have them and the way in which they select delegates varies. Sometimes the delegation is divided in proportion to the vote, sometimes the one with the most votes get all of the delegates. Sometimes the primaries are only advisory information for the delegates. If no candidate has a majority of the bound and committed delegates by convention time, delegates are all free after the first ballot to vote as they choose. Ballots are taken and deals are made and delegates switch votes until finally one candidate has a majority.
Was the first presidential primary held in New York?
In 1910, Oregon became the first state to establish a presidential preference primary, which requires delegates to the National Convention to support the winner of the primary at the convention. By 1912, twelve states either selected delegates in primaries, used a preferential primary, or both. By 1920 there were 20 states with primaries, but some went back, and from 1936 to 1968,12 states used them. No. The first presidential primary was not held in New York.
Asked in US Presidents, US Vice Presidents
How do the two major political parties choose its final candidates for President and Vice-President?
Both parties hold caucuses and primary elections before their national convention. Not all the states hold primaries or caucuses and the purpose of the primaries varies. In some cases the delegates to the convention are bound by the primary results. In some states the results are merely advisory. There also may be "super-delegates" -- people such as, etc Congressmen, who get a vote at the convention but are independent of any primary results. The second step is the national nominating conventions where the delegates elect their nominees. The presidential candidate is elected first . In recent times, the presidential candidate picks his running mate and the convention approves his choice.
How many Democratic delegates does Michigan have?
Michigan was supposed to have 128 delegates plus 29 superdelegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. However the Democratic National Convention stripped Michigan of all of its delegates because it broke party rules by having its primary before February 5. Hillary Clinton, who ran unopposed in Michigan, is insisting that the delegates be seated. Barack Obama, who kept his name off the ballot as party officials requested, insists that the delegates not be seated. If the primary remains so close that the vote totals from Michigan and Florida could tip the scales, the argument over these delegates may leave the losing side feeling that it was robbed of the election.
Asked in US Presidents
How are the candidates selected to run for president?
Each state selects delegates to the nominating convention for each party. These delegates are chosen either by a primary election, caucuses or at a state convention. The party may have some super-delegates who hold automatic appointments. Delegates elected by primary or caucuses are committed to one candidates in the first ballot at the convention. If no candidate wins in the first ballot, the delegates wheel and deal and vote again and again until a candidate gets a majority and wins.
Asked in US Presidents
What is needed to win a party's nomination for president?
The delegates to the national nominating convention vote to choose the nominee. It takes a majority of these votes to be nominated. Some of the delegates are bound to vote on the first ballot according to the results of primary elections or caucuses held in their states before the convention. It is possible for a candidate to win enough primaries to have the necessary votes won before the convention starts.
In which state was the first presidential primary election held?
In 1910, Oregon became the first state to establish a presidential preference primary, which requires delegates to the National Convention to support the winner of the primary at the convention. By 1912, twelve states either selected delegates in primaries, used a preferential primary, or both. By 1920 there were 20 states with primaries, but some went back, and from 1936 to 1968, 12 states used them. Currently, Iowa holds the first caucus and New Hampshire holds the first primary -- first in the sense as the first in that election campaign.