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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

 
The Primary Election

Meet the Candidate Videos: Analyzing Presidential Primary Campaign Videocassettes (Praeger Series in Political Communication)
by John H. Parmelee

Election Connection: The Official Nick Guide to Electing the President
by Nickelodeon

Presidential Elections: And Other Cool Facts
by Syl Sobel

Presidential Races: The Battle for Power in the United States (People's History)
by Arlene Morris-lipsman

Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Numbers Book Edition 1. (Count Your Way Across the USA)
by Marie Harris

Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice
by Larry M. Bartels

Communication in the Presidential Primaries: Candidates and the Media, 1912-2000
by Kathleen E. Kendall

Stormy Weather: The New Hampshire Primary and Presidential Politics
by Dante J. Scala

The Money Primary: The New Politics of the Early Presidential Nomination Process
by Michael J. Goff

First in the Nation: New Hampshire and the Premier Presidential Primary
by Charles Brereton and Mark Shields

First In The Nation: One Insider's View of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary
by Richard Padova, Julie Barlas, and Lance Hidy

From the Primaries to the Polls: How to Repair America's Broken Presidential Nomination Process
by Thomas Gangale

Presidential Primaries: Road to the White House (Contributions in Political Science)
by James W. Davis

Advancing the Dates of Presidential Primaries: The Case of California and New York. (Rules of the Game: How to Play the Presidency): An article from: Presidential Studies Quarterly
by Ezra Paul

And The Last Shall Be First: How the District of Columbia Got the Nation's First Presidential Primary. (Political Professional).: An article from: Campaigns & Elections
by Sean Tenner

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The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. The primary elections are run by state and local governments, while caucuses are private events run by the political parties. A state primary election usually is an indirect election: instead of voters directly selecting a particular person running for President, it determines how many delegates to each party's national convention each candidate will receive from that state.

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