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In the 2016 presidential primaries, party nomination rules benefited Donald Trump and hurt Bernie Sanders

King, James (2018) In the 2016 presidential primaries, party nomination rules benefited Donald Trump and hurt Bernie Sanders. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Aug 2018). Website.

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Abstract

During the 2016 presidential primary season, both candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders expressed concern that their party's nomination process hurt their chances of receiving their party's presidential nod. But to what extent do party nomination rules help or hinder candidates? In new research which examines how representative state delegations to the 2016 nominating conventions were, James King finds that the Democrats’ use of superdelegates made these delegations less representative, hurting Bernie Sanders’ chances of gaining the nomination. The Republicans’ use of winner-take all primaries, on the other hand, benefited Donald Trump’s aspirations for his party’s nomination.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/16/in-the...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 10:59
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91568

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