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The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations

Author: Caitlin Jewitt
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2019]
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Reflecting on 2016, it might seem that the national parties have little control over how the presidential nominations unfold and who becomes their presidential candidate. Yet the parties wield more influence than voters in determining who prevails at the National Conventions. Although the reforms of the late 1960s and 1970s gave rank-and-file party members a clear voice in the selection of presidential candidates,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jewitt, Caitlin E.
Primary rules.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1076274642
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin Jewitt
ISBN: 9780472131136 0472131133 9780472124596 0472124595
OCLC Number: 1055264103
Description: xix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Humphrey to Trump --
How did we get here? The evolution of presidential nominations --
Re-examining front-loading --
Front-loading, competitiveness, and meaningful participation --
The electoral rules and impact on voter turnout --
Delegate allocation rules, front-runner effects, and presidential nomination outcomes --
Conclusions, consequences, and changes for 2020.
Other Titles: Parties, voters, and presidential nominations
Responsibility: Caitin E. Jewitt.

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Based on 2016, it might seem that the national parties have little control over who becomes their presidential candidate. Yet the parties wield more influence than voters in determining who prevails  Read more...

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The presidential nomination field is in need of longer works that discuss and interweave the various complex elements of the process. Jewitt fills in important information on how rules matter in Read more...

 
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