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Given there is no primary on the democratic side, why isn't there a push to get Democrat voters to vote Trump out in the primary?

Joe W's answer is a good frame challenge that refutes the question's premise (i.e. that the Democrats aren't holding primaries), but I'd like to focus on the question itself: why hasn't there been a ...
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Why is the distinction between primary and caucus significant?

Background: In the United States, the nominees of the two major parties are determined in a series of state by state primaries or caucuses starting in January and spanning about six months, at which ...
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Why did Nikki Haley continue in the race for Republican nomination for so long?

She's said she's catering to Americans in general, since polls repeatedly show that most Americans are dismayed at the prospect of another Biden vs. Trump matchup. Nikki Haley has suggested a “...
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How do parties really choose candidates in the US?

U.S. elections are complex, especially presidential ones, which have several layers of indirection. Because of the complexity of the question, I'm going to focus on the case of presidential elections. ...
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Why did Nikki Haley continue in the race for Republican nomination for so long?

I would think she was clinging on in the hopes that Mr Trump would somehow be unable to participate in the election, due to the many judiciary proceedings against him. And if Mr Trump were somehow ...
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Given there is no primary on the democratic side, why isn't there a push to get Democrat voters to vote Trump out in the primary?

It is incorrect that there is no Democratic primary for the upcoming 2024 presidential election as there is still at least two people running against Biden in the primary election. More importantly if ...
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Why is voter turnout hitting lows in 2024 primaries, and does relative primary turnout tend to predict general election turnout?

What factors are driving the decline in voter turnout in 2024's primaries so far? Voter turnout is driven by the top of the ticket race. In 2024, the top of the ticket race was the race for the ...
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Why is the distinction between primary and caucus significant?

It matters because of the law in New Hampshire, which states that "The presidential primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in March or on a date selected by the secretary of state [...
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Why did Nikki Haley continue in the race for Republican nomination for so long?

Donald Trump is 77. There is a ~5% probability he will die before the election. She might as well be there.
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Which districts in the Virginia state legislature held contested primaries for both parties in 2023?

In the House of Delegates, just one of the hundred districts is being contested by more than one candidate in both parties' primary elections; district 84. In the Democratic primary, the district is ...
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Why do some political parties in the US have open primaries, but not others?

The difference is a matter of state law more than it is a difference due to the preferences of the political party. Each U.S. state has its own political primary/caucus system. Usually, political ...
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Why do some political parties in the US have open primaries, but not others?

Well, Republicans did participate in open primary until 2010, and then they stopped. I wonder if there's any specific reasoning I'm not aware of. If someone searches enough, there might be a reason/...
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Why is the distinction between primary and caucus significant?

The distinction is important to the people who write the news. The New Hampshire primaries are important enough to report on (see e.g ohwilleke's answer). Being able to call it "the first in the ...
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How do parties really choose candidates in the US?

As I read the question, it’s taken for granted that the American system is a duopoly between the Republican and Democratic parties and ballot access is not what the questioner is concerned about. The ...
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Why is the distinction between primary and caucus significant?

The New Hampshire primary is like a normal election with polls that are open throughout the day. A caucus on the other hand is a gathering of voters at a specific time to decide who to support. One ...
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How do parties really choose candidates in the US?

Essentially how political parties nominate their candidates is up the parties and not regulated by law. Both Democrats and Republicans often choose to hold primaries because it may help them to find ...
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How do parties really choose candidates in the US?

Technically, the parties choose their candidates at the conventions. When voters vote in primaries, they are actually selecting delegates to the national convention who have pledged to vote for one ...
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Why did Nikki Haley continue in the race for Republican nomination for so long?

To give voters a choice An “election” with only one candidate isn't very fun. Someone had to be the penultimate candidate standing, and with Asa Hutchinson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Ron DeSantis dropping ...
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Why is the distinction between primary and caucus significant?

This is all in ohwilleke's answer, but maybe hard to understand the implications if you aren't already very familiar with the US political system. They think the first primary will be closer to the ...
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