The party's presidential nominee is chosen in a series of individual state caucuses and primary elections. Superdelegates, delegates whose votes are not bound to the outcome of a state's caucus or primary, may also influence the nomination. Due to the scheduling of caucuses and primary elections early in the election year, the party's presidential nominee is usually known months before the Democratic National Convention.
The major candidates for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination were Kennedy, Governor Pat Brown of California, Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon, and Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. Several other candidates sought support in their home state or region as "favorite son" candidates without any realistic chance of winning the nomination. Symington, Stevenson, and Johnson all declined to campaign in the presidential primaries. While this reduced their potential delegate count going into the Democratic National Convention, each of these three candidates hoped that the other leading contenders would stumble in the primaries, thus causing the convention's delegates to choose him as a "compromise" candidate acceptable to all factions of the party.
(AP) — VirginiaRepublicans have opted to hold an in-person convention at Liberty University in May to choose their nominee for governor, again rejecting an effort to hold a more inclusive firehouse primary ... The convention will use ranked-choice voting to select a nominee so the winner will have to receive a majority vote.
Walters will speak on the coming Democrat events. Precinct meetings, CountyConvention, CD II Convention and the StateDemocratic Convention and the process to be implemented for these meetings will be explained.�.
They’ll hold a drive-up convention May 8 on the campus of Liberty University. The decision followed feuds among members of the party’s StateCentral Committee, who had opted for a convention to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general ... Another proposal that failed would have created an unassembled convention.
The Virginia Republican Party has decided that statewide candidates running in the November election will be nominated at a May 8 drive-in convention at Liberty University, though the Evangelical college says it has not yet agreed to any particular contract or plan. The convention ...
In his speech, Javadekar emphasised that the global community has addressed the issue of climate change through the UN FrameworkConvention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, which together represent a “delicately balanced” global democratic effort to take climate action ...
In his speech, Javadekar emphasised that the global community has addressed the issue of climate change through the UN FrameworkConvention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, which together represent a delicately balanced global democratic effort to take climate action in ...
Still, Republicans have been trying from the start to undo SB54 and return the power to nominate to the anti-democratic caucus and convention system ... Dan McCay’s Senate Bill 205, which would allow parties to opt out of the petition path and use only the caucus/convention system.
All this affects the quality of our liberal democratic discourse ... These changes were done for public health reasons but they still pose a significant challenge to conventions of a democratic society ... The impact of COVID on these rhetorical arena affects the ability of one of our key democratic norms to function – communication.