Primary elections are preliminary elections for the purpose of choosing the candidates for the main elections that actual choose the office-holders. The term "state primary" may refer to an election held within a state to choose candidates for the presidential election or it may refer to primaries held to choose candidates for state offices.
State delegates are three per congressional district. This does not include so-called "super delegates"
At the moment there are about 16 States left to vote. The biggest state still to vote in the primaries is Texas with 228 delegates. Other important states yet to vote are Pennsylvania with 188, Ohio with 161 and North Carolina with 134 delegates. Texas and Ohio will vote on Mar 4, Pennsylvania on April 22 and North Carolina on May 6. In total these remaining big states make-up 771 delegates. The total of delegates of the other 12 smaller states is 480. So we just might have to wait until June 7th when Puerto Rico the last state casts its vote before it is clear which Democractic candidate (Hillary vs. Obama) wins the primaries or it may be left to the super delegates (whoever they are and however that works???). For more info see: http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/primaries/democraticprimaries/index.HTML
Supporters claim that closed primaries make candidates more responsive to?
Wisconsin, for one.
Primaries determine how the delegates from the state holding the primary will vote in the convention. Also, primaries are state-by-state, whereas the convention is national.
Iowa was the first state.
Non-binding primaries is when states can select candidates to a specific state convention and then select delegates for the national convention. Binding primaries is when all of the delegates must vote for a candidate at the national convention.
Delegates are chosen by State Primaries and caucuses!
Primaries begin in January of an election year. The Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primaries are usually the first, with one or two state primaries each week until "Super Tuesday," a single day in late February or early March when nearly half the states conduct primaries and caucuses.
During state primaries and conventions of political parties midyear.
to choose the president or vice president
becasue on Tuesday there will be the primaries for Florida.
yes and no. there are primaries and general elections at city,state n federal level