From the primaries to the polls: how to repair America's broken presidential nomination process

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Reforms resulting out of the work of the 1969-1972 McGovern-Fraser Commission were initially aimed at taking the US presidential nomination process out of "the smoke-filled rooms of political bosses," yet in Gangale's opinion they have resulted in decision-making being placed in the hands of the check-writers. He has therefore proposed the Graduated Random Presidential Primary System, also known as the California Plan or the American Plan, in which the primary season would be divided into ten two-week periods and randomly selected smaller states (and territories) totaling eight delegates would be contested in the first period, thereafter adding eight more delegates allowed in each subsequent period, resulting in delegate-heavy states such as California holding primaries towards the very end of the process. The plan has garnered support from such organizations as the California Democratic Party, Young Democrats of America, and FairVote. This is a book-length explanation and defense of the plan that also includes Gangale's descriptions of his efforts to promote it and have it implemented. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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table_of_contents Any given Tuesday -- Hell-bent for election -- A gradual process, a random selection -- Possible consequences -- Paths to implementation -- Other concepts -- Major league -- An intellectual exercise -- A remarkable achievement -- A call for reform -- Road warriors -- Tackling Torres -- Carrying California -- Past prologue.
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title From the primaries to the polls how to repair America's broken presidential nomination process
title_display From the primaries to the polls how to repair America's broken presidential nomination process
title_full From the primaries to the polls [electronic resource] : how to repair America's broken presidential nomination process / Thomas Gangale
title_short From the primaries to the polls
title_sort from the primaries to the polls how to repair america's broken presidential nomination process
title_sub how to repair America's broken presidential nomination process