Article by Jesse Baker Gale: The Democratic Party has rebounded from their underperformance in the 2016 elections picking up at least 7 governorships, at least 37 seats in the House […]
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Article By Jesse Barker Gale: On November 6, 2018, tens of millions of Americans will cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections for the United […]
By Prof Don DeBats January 28, 2017 An unexpected trail: the election outcome almost no one anticipated, the inauguration of a president almost no one considered […]
“I don’t care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating.”
So said “Boss” William Tweed, the iconic (and audacious and arrogant) boss of New York City’s infamous Democratic political machine in the late nineteenth century. He spoke too soon (or too truthfully) for the arrogance of Tweed and his ilk provoked reformers to take away the nominating power of political machines and political parties and give that power to the voters. That is what primary elections are about.