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Politics and Government
Which party assigns delegates proportionally during the Iowa Caucus?
Asked in US Presidents
How were delegates established in the primary elections?
Who votes at a caucus?
Voters who have registered a political party affiliation in a district (closed caucus) or Any Registered Voter in a district (open caucus) may vote for the 15 delegates and alternates from that district that will proceed to the state convention. In a private meeting, members of political parties (ie: Democrats, Republicans, etc.) select representatives for a nominating convention through speeches, discussions and meetings. -Or- "a private meeting of members of a political party to plan action or to select delegates for a nominating convention." On the other hand, during a primary you simply cast your vote. A primary does not include meetings or speeches like a caucus does.
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Did women serve as delegates to the continental congress?
Who was the delegate from Rhode Island during the Declaration of Independence?
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Why did the delegates decide to keep their meeting secret?
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Where did delegates for 7 colonies meet during French and Indian War?
Why do Iowa and New Hampshire play such a big factor in determining who becomes President?
The Iowa caucus is an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa elect delegates to the county convention to which their precinct belongs in a caucus. There are 99 counties in Iowa and thus 99 conventions. These county conventions then select delegates for both Iowa's Congressional District Convention and the State Convention, which eventually choose the delegates for the presidential nominating conventions (the national conventions). The Iowa caucus is noteworthy for the amount of media attention it receives during U.S. presidential election years: Since 1972, the Iowa caucus has been the first major electoral event of the nominating process for President of the United States. Although only about one percent of the nation's delegates are chosen by the Iowa state convention, the initial caucus has served as an early indication of which candidates for President might win the nomination of their political party at that party's national convention. The caucuses are closely followed by the media and can be an important factor in determining who remains in the race and who drops out. However, the only non-incumbent candidate to win his party's caucus and go on to win the general election was George W. Bush in 2000. Neither Reagan nor Clinton won prior to their first terms. No incumbent President has run opposed in his own party's caucus since Jimmy Carter in 1980. There is a debate over the effectiveness and usefulness of caucuses in Iowa. One criticism is that the caucuses, especially the Democratic caucus, are a step backwards from the right to a secret ballot. Democratic caucus participants (though not Republicans, whose caucuses vote by secret ballot) must publicly state their opinion and vote, leading to natural problems such as peer pressure from fellow neighbors and embarrassment over who his/her real pick might be. Another criticism is that the Iowa caucus lasts two hours, preventing people who must work, who are sick, or must take care of their children from casting their vote. Absentee voting is also barred, so soldiers who come from Iowa, but must serve in the military lose their vote. Additionally, the representation of the caucus has been questioned due to traditionally low turnout. Others question the permanent feature of having caucuses in certain states, while perpetually ignoring the rest of the country. I hope this helped.
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What did Congress ask the delegates to do during the Philedelphia Convention?
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Where did most delegates stay during the constitution?
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What compromises did the delegates make during the convection?
In what ways could the caucus race in Alice in Wonderland be interpreted as satirical?
'Caucus' can be defined as "A meeting...of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy." source: wiktionary (see related link) So a 'caucus race' might be a race for political office. By describing it as chaotic, confusing and seemingly pointless, Carroll is probably satirising party politics. There is no apparent sense in the proceedings and the 'rules' are arbitrarily defined by the Dodo, who might represent the role of the monarch during an election. It has been suggested that the presentation of Alice's own thimble to her as a prize, might symbolise the habit of government taking money from the people in the form of taxes, and then returning it to them in the form of social projects.
When did delegates approve Three-Fifths compromise?
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The earliest method used by American political parties for choosing a candidate?
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Who controls the senate during Barack Obama's second term?
What is a primary caucus?
By visiting the listed site, the Fast Times Political Dictionary, we learned that a caucus is: "a private meeting of members of a political party to plan action or to select delegates for a nominating convention." Whereas, a primary is: "[an] election held to nominate a candidate for a particular party at a forthcoming election for public office." While these definitions were helpful, we also decided to search for a little more substantive information. We managed to turn up an article from Bella Online that helped clarify the difference between the two terms. During a primary, voters simply cast their ballot for a particular candidate. A caucus, on the other hand, is more of a party affair, sort of like a town hall meeting. Members gather and hear speeches and engage in discussion before voting for a candidate. The majority of candidates today are selected in primaries
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The role of North Carolina and its delegates during the framing of the constitution?
Asked in State Constitutions (United States)
How many delegates from Texas signed the Constitution?
Asked in Political Theory
Is a caucus or a convention closer to a direct democracy?
A caucus or a convention to choose whom a party will support during an election does not necessarily create a situation closer to a direct democracy. What it does do is cap the level at which democracy occurs. For example, John is a Republican. He wants Ben to become president. John votes in the caucus for Ben, but Ben does not win. Instead, Paul wins and becomes the Republican presidential candidate. At this point in time, John's opinion is thrown out the window. He is left with 3 choices : vote with his party, vote Democrat, or vote for some third party guy (notice how none of these are his original opinion?) So, no, a caucus or convention is not closer to a direct democracy. Hope this helps ^_^
What was the first opportunity for many black men to participate in politics in the South?