As our country prepares for a presidential election, each state determines the process through which it will select delegates to send to the National Conventions. Each state’s political party committee establishes the rules by which the delegates will be selected.
Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Tenth Amendment provides states with the right to determine the system in which they select delegates to attend the National Conventions. States conduct primaries and caucuses where voters cast their ballots for delegates who will represent them at the National Conventions. At the conventions, the delegates vote to select their party’s candidate for President of the United States. These systems have evolved over time. How effective is the process? Watch the video below which will provide you with the basic understanding of how the Primary and the Caucus work:
- Caucus and Primary systems
- Who can vote in the primaries
- Republican and Democratic Primaries
- Proportional and Winner-Take-All systems
- pledged delegates and unpledged Super Delegates
- the role of independent voters
- Schoalstic Election 2012
- How Do Canidiates Raise Money?
- Explain It To Me: Campaign Spending
- Gerrymandering? What's that? Explained
- Seven Hats Challenge Game
- On The Road To the White House
- Electoral College Map
Just for FUN……Take this quick quiz to find out if you are a Republican or a Democrat