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What determines how a candidate is chosen when no candidate wins a majority of votes in a primary election?

The primary elections are for delegates to the National nomination convention. Not all states have them and the way in which they select delegates varies. Sometimes the delegation is divided in proportion to the vote, sometimes the one with the most votes get all of the delegates. Sometimes the primaries are only advisory information for the delegates. If no candidate has a majority of the bound and committed delegates by convention time, delegates are all free after the first ballot to vote as they choose. Ballots are taken and deals are made and delegates switch votes until finally one candidate has a majority.

What is safe district?

Safe District : Electoral district in which the candidate from the dominant party usually wins by 55 percent or more.

If a candidate receives less than fifty percent of the vote and still wins the election what type of win is it?

a plurality.

When a presidents runs for 2nd term does someone from his party run against him?

That does happen, and it's not as rare as I thought. Those who do challenge an incumbent President for the party nomination are usually not a serious threat, but there have been a few challenges in the past half century worth mentioning. For example, in 1976, Ronald Reagan competed against incumbent President Gerald Ford for the Republican Party Nomination. That race was too close to call right until the Republican National Convention, where Ford narrowly won the nomination. He lost the election, however. Also, in 1992 Pat Buchanan ran against incumbent President George H. W. Bush for the Republican Nomination. 73% of Republicans voted for Bush in the primaries. In 1980 Ted Kennedy (the U.S. Senator from Mass. who died in 2009 and brother of the former President) competed for the Democratic Nomination against incumbent Jimmy Carter. Although Carter had 24 Primary wins to Kennedy's 10, Kennedy refused to concede until he lost the nomination in a 2129 to 1146 vote at the Convention. Many were surprised when Eugene McCarthy ran against Lyndon Johnson for the 1968 Democratic nomination. Four years earlier Johnson had the highest percentage of popular votes of any U.S. presidential candidate since George Washington. After Johnson received only 49% of the vote at the New Hampshire primaries to McCarthy's 42%, Robert Kennedy also entered the race against Johnson. It became obvious to Johnson that the Democratic nomination was something that he was going to have to work for, but all his time was consumed by the war in Vietnam as well as the urban racial unrest domestically, so he withdrew from the election at the end of March 1968. Pete McCloskey and John Ashbrook challenged Richard Nixon for the 1972 Republican nomination. Out of 1324 delegates to the Republican Convention, Nixon won 1323 and McCloskey won 1.

What is an example of majority rule?

One example of majority rule is the democratic voting system. The candidate with the most votes gets the delegates in the state and wins the election.

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When is the republican candidate decided?

If no candidate wins a majority in the primaries, the nomination for 2016 will be decided at the national convention July 18-21 in Cleveland.

When a candidate for the presidency wins the nomination when he is not expected to win he is referred to as a?

do you have a packet from school that you need to do because i have the same thing

What movie won the most Academy Awards?

Three films share the record for most Oscars wins with 11: Ben-Hur, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Ben-Hur (1959): Best Picture, Director, Actor (Charlton Heston), Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound, Score, Visual Effects. Titanic (1997): Best Picture, Director, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound, Score, Visual Effects, Sound Effects Editing and Original Song. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound, Score, Visual Effects, Makeup, Original Song.

Which candidate wins the most votes?

The most popular candidate.

What awards did Ava Gardner win?

She had no wins. She had one nomination for Mogambo, one BAFTA & Golden Globe nomination for The Night of the Iguana.

What Oscar-wining films start with the letter B?

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What does the state do if no primary candidate wins a majority vote?


If a presidential candidate wins do the vice presidential candidate also wins?

Yes,the two candidates run as a team and voters can not cast separate ballots for these two positions.

What happens if one candidate wins more popular vote but not electoral?

The canditate doesnt win. he/she only wins if they get electoral

How is each majors party's presidential candidate chosen at its national nominating convection?

Each major party's presidential candidate is chosen at its national nominating convention. Delegates from each state, allocated based on their primary or caucus results, gather to select the nominee. The candidate who receives a majority of the delegates' votes wins the nomination. This process varies slightly between parties, but ultimately it involves delegates casting their votes and the candidate with the most support being selected.

What term means the group of people who choose the candidate who wins an office?

The electorate.

Before a person wins an election he or she runs for office as a?

Candidate - Gov NovaNet