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« on: March 21, 2014, 08:30:43 pm »
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..........nobody casts a ballot in the Democratic or Republican primary elections?

Obviously would never happen

BUT IF IT DID

Would either party legally have a Presidential candidate?

Following such a scenario, how would the parties then choose their Presidential candidates?

Please discuss.

 
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 09:18:03 pm »
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Well since not every single convention delegate is chosen through the primaries there would just be really small conventions that chooses the candidates.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 08:37:17 pm »
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Well since not every single convention delegate is chosen through the primaries there would just be really small conventions that chooses the candidates.

But  I am wondering if the parties have some requirement that the candidate is chosen predominantly through the primary process, in order to have as much public participation as possible.  If that is the case, they would not have met the requirements in choosing a legitimate candidate.

That is really my point in presenting this impossible scenario.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 04:50:32 pm »
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If no one was willing to vote in a party's primaries, presumably no one would be voting for the party in the general election, so it wouldn't matter.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 02:25:43 am »
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Well since not every single convention delegate is chosen through the primaries there would just be really small conventions that chooses the candidates.

But  I am wondering if the parties have some requirement that the candidate is chosen predominantly through the primary process, in order to have as much public participation as possible.  If that is the case, they would not have met the requirements in choosing a legitimate candidate.

That is really my point in presenting this impossible scenario.

No, neither party has such a requirement.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 02:47:46 am »
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Well since not every single convention delegate is chosen through the primaries there would just be really small conventions that chooses the candidates.

But  I am wondering if the parties have some requirement that the candidate is chosen predominantly through the primary process, in order to have as much public participation as possible.  If that is the case, they would not have met the requirements in choosing a legitimate candidate.

That is really my point in presenting this impossible scenario.

Yeah, you're "just curious" about what would happen in this fantastical scenario, where all the ballots go missing, and mysteriously "no one voted".  I'm sure it's not because you're planning something nefarious.  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 09:55:55 pm »
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Well since not every single convention delegate is chosen through the primaries there would just be really small conventions that chooses the candidates.

But  I am wondering if the parties have some requirement that the candidate is chosen predominantly through the primary process, in order to have as much public participation as possible.  If that is the case, they would not have met the requirements in choosing a legitimate candidate.

That is really my point in presenting this impossible scenario.

Yeah, you're "just curious" about what would happen in this fantastical scenario, where all the ballots go missing, and mysteriously "no one voted".  I'm sure it's not because you're planning something nefarious.  Tongue


No, I am talking about nobody voting, not ballots gone missing.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 11:13:17 am »
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Wouldn't it just be that the tiebreaker rules are invoked? These are state specific.
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