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Encyclopedia > Party primary

A preliminary or first round of an election in which names of candidates of the same party are placed on the same ballot. A plurality determines which name will be on the ballot representing that party in the general election. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... A plurality, or relative/simple majority as it is also referred to outside the United States (especially in non-English speaking countries; in the US, simple majority has another meaning), is the largest share of something, which may or may not be a majority in the American sense of the... A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ...


A party primary supports a Two-party system, by allowing the dominant parties to put forward the strongest candidate, which reduces the risk of vote splitting. A two-party system is a form of party system where two major political parties dominate the voting in nearly all elections. ... This article or section should be merged with Spoiler effect A split vote, or vote splitting, occurs in an election when the existence of two or more candidates that represent relatively similar viewpoints among voters reduces the votes received by each of them, reducing the chances of any one of...


A partisan primary is different than a Top-two runoff system Runoff voting is a voting system used in single-seat elections. ...


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CQPolitics.com - IA 1: Tough Party Primaries Will Yield to Intense Fall Battle (816 words)
The crowded contests in both the Democratic and Republican parties for the open 1st District House seat are the most closely watched races on Tuesday’s primary slate in Iowa.
Two things appear certain as both parties’ primary campaigns enter their final hours: The nominations appear up for grabs in both parties, and the general election contest is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive regardless of which candidates get the nods.
The Democratic primary also is more notable for the differences in the backgrounds of the candidates than in their differences on policy.
The Reform Party (668 words)
In addition, the party became eligible for $12,600,000 in federal funding for its 2000 presidential nominee.
The Reform Party got another boost in the 1998 elections when former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura won the Minnesota gubernatorial race on the Reform Party ticket.
While some party members are glad to have the three-time presidential hopeful joining their ranks, there is also a sense of nervousness.
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