National Party Conventions

What stage of the presidential electoral process is this?
The fourth stage
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How long do these usually take?
3 - 4 days
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When does this normally take place?
In August or early September
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How was the 2016 electoral process different?
National conventions took place in July
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Who attends the national convention?
Delegates, Vice President, presidential candidate.
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What happened with the duration that was unusual in 2012?
The convention lasted for three days instead of four
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Name the three formal functions of the national convention
1. Choosing the party's presidential candidate. 2. Choosing the vice presidential candidate. 3. Deciding the party platform
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Summarise the formal process of: choosing the party's presidential candidate
Candidate is chosen in a roll call vote. However, delegates come, since reform, as committed delegates rather than choosing their candidate in the hall.
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