What is the difference between the presidential primary and general election? The presidential primary- ¾ of delegates come from states that hold presidential primaries. It is an election in which a party's voters. 1. Choose some or all of a state party organizations delegates to their parties national convention 2. Express a preference among various contenders for their party’s presidential nomination. The primary is how the parties choose their nominee. The primaries are extreme than the general election. With the general election the parties try and get more people to vote for their candidate because you need people in other parties to vote for your candidate in order for him to have a chance of winning.
What are delegates? How are they awarded? (proportional, winner take all-describe). A delegate- a person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative. 1. Delegates, not states are important. 2. Delegates vote for nominee choices. 3. Proportional vs. winner take all 4. Pledged and. unpledged. 5. Super delegates. Delegates are awarded by mostly winner take all. When voting for candidates you cast your vote and then whoever won in the state, then the delegates for that certain state go and cast their votes for the winner of that state. With proportional, if Donald Trump won 70%, and John Kasich won with 30% then that is how the delegates vote at the convention.
What is the electoral college? 10 facts. Indirect method to elect President. 2. People vote for electors who vote for President, 3. Electors chosen by state. 4. Each state gets at least 3 electors. 5. 1 Elector per representative and senator that the state has. 6. DC given electors by amendment- no territories have electors. 7. 535 electors total, 270 needed to win presidency. 8. If you win the state, it is winner take all except in Maine and Nebraska. 9. If no candidate gets 270 or a tie, the house of representatives votes for presidency, senate choses VP. 10. Originally, 1st place is president, 2nd place VP, founders did not think parties would play a role, this was changed by amendment, Pres/VP on same ticket
What are 2 advantages of the electoral college? 2 disadvantages? What are 4 methods to reform the electoral college? Two advantages of Electoral College are: protects small states- gives them more say and requires candidates to be national not regional. Two disadvantages of Electoral College are: Individual votes/counts do not matter. Winner take all means that the all the votes go to the winner of the state and popular vote winner can lose election-has happened four times. Four methods to reforming the electoral college are: 1. Votes not winner take all-proportional as the election results- keeps electoral college but each state awards votes proportionally as popular vote, 2. Votes based upon winner of congressional districts-keep electoral college but not based on states but the 435 congressional districts, 3. National Bonus plan- current electoral college but winner of popular votes gets 102 extra votes for winning that vote. Would encourage all people to vote even if in state where would lose electoral votes. 4. Binding proposal- all electors must vote for the winner of the state election party. All states vote winner take all.