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Us Primary Election Structure Explained

Discuss and compare the different primary election structures. Be sure to include the role of the runoff primary in some states.

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The US Primary Election Structure

In the US, primary elections are usually internal party processes that help in choosing a candidate for the party in an impending general election. The registered voters or members of the populace of the jurisdiction in which the primaries are held are the ones who get to participate in the primary vote. There are varied types dependent on the system chosen by the state of jurisdiction. In some primaries, the whole electorate is eligible where, via an open primary, ...

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The solution explains in a concise 405-word narrative the US primary election structure including the runoff primary in some states. References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy download and printing.