By Prof Don DeBats, Flinders University, American Studies With two days to Election Day, the odds continue to favor Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the […]
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Presidential Debating: Does it Matter? by Don DeBats Labor Day has come and gone and with that, the 2016 US election campaign has officially begun — […]
By Sarah John, FairVote USA, email@example.com After six months of voting and caucusing, the world’s most participatory process for nominating party candidates is coming to an […]
Article by Dr Sarah John, Research Director at FairVote In the aftermath of the Nevada caucuses, Donald Trump seems almost inevitable as the Republican presidential […]
“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.