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Question: What would you prefer ?
The current primary/caucus system with IA, NH first and other states next   -1 (2%)
The current system, but only with primary contests   -4 (7.8%)
A national primary day (every state votes on the same day)   -27 (52.9%)
A group primary (5 groups with 10 states each week or every 2 weeks)   -13 (25.5%)
Something else (please post)   -6 (11.8%)
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Total Voters: 50

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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2011, 02:28:24 pm »

Go back to the good old days of delegates chosen by state convention. Smiley

This could work only if there was a fair mechanism for selecting state convention delegates in all states. The current lack of uniformity by the lack of enforcement for rules violations by individual states. If all states had selection by caucus, seating fights over rules violations could undermine candidate legitimacy in today's media-driven environment.

2016 PVI map of the Electoral College, with each state's size proportional to its vote in the EC. Grey states are even (PVI 0 or 1), pale states are lean-likely (PVI 2 through 5), dark states are solid (PVI 6 or more).
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2011, 07:56:28 pm »

I would actually endorse a playoff-type format, where candidates are paired and, in each state, would face a different candidate.

Say, you had an 8-candidate field. You would have a first round, semifinal and final. With 8 candidates, you can easily have 4 matchups. Then, the winner of each matchup qualifies for the semifinals and then the winner of each matchup there makes it to the final.

I think this would be rather interesting!

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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2011, 04:45:09 pm »

Pass a law forbidding open primaries/caucuses and making all primaries/caucuses closed.
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 08:37:52 am »

Pass a law forbidding caucuses and make all primaries open.

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