PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES

View mindmap
  • Political meeting of party members
    • Public vote
    • PRIMARY AND CAUCUS SYSTEM
      • Since 1972 McGovern-Fraser reforms BECAUSE
        • Old system was corrupt
          • Old system was undemocratic & non-participatory
            • Old system was elitist
        • Old system was undemocratic & non-participatory
          • Old system was elitist
      • Types
        • Open
          • Opportunity for sabotage e.g. Operation Chaos 2008
        • Closed
          • Open
            • Opportunity for sabotage e.g. Operation Chaos 2008
          • Undemocratic and exclusionary
        • Modified
          • Closed
            • Undemocratic and exclusionary
        • Winner-takes-all
          • Proportional
          • Undemocratic, wasted votes, 2016 Trump won all 58 Arizona delegates
        • Proportional
      • Republicans hold a basic majority vote
        • Democrats hold a group vote, anyone without 15% moves groups
          • 2016, 10 states held Republican caucuses
            • 2016, 61 million participated
          • 2016, 10 states held Democratic caucuses
            • 2016, 10 states held Republican caucuses
              • 2016, 61 million participated
      • ISSUES
        • Undemocratic?
          • "Narrowing the field"
            • Iowa's significance, 6/7 of Iowa's winners ended up winning Presidential nomination
            • Obama spent $50 mil extra in Iow
          • Wasted votes after Super Tuesday? [11 states]
            • "Narrowing the field"
              • Iowa's significance, 6/7 of Iowa's winners ended up winning Presidential nomination
              • Obama spent $50 mil extra in Iow
        • Low turnout [20-30%]
          • Undemocratic?
            • Wasted votes after Super Tuesday? [11 states]
        • Assists momentum, beat or match expectations

    Comments

    No comments have yet been made

    Similar Government & Politics resources:

    See all Government & Politics resources »See all USA electoral processes resources »