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I would add another consideration to the list that @Ted Wrigley has offered, namely: Unity. Either party (R or D) much prefer to put forth a candidate to the general election contest that has been selected by the majority of their voters. Consider a national primary in which there are 10 candidates are running. It is more likely than not that none of the ...


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First, 'why' questions of this sort are misleading, and difficult to address directly. The system the Democrats use for their primaries has built up over generations; their original reasons and rationales for doing things as they do them are now buried in political culture and tradition. You might as well ask 'why' women still (to this day) take the last ...


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Even if this were to be done, Congress has to confirm the result of the electoral college vote before it becomes official. Some detail in this other question: A small set of questions on objections to the Electoral College vote by members of Congress So, while it's possible for state electors to be picked for undemocratic reasons, the assumption is that a ...


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