TITLE

Don't Bet on a Brokered Convention

AUTHOR(S)
Wieck, Paul R.
PUB. DATE
March 1975
SOURCE
New Republic;3/29/79, Vol. 172 Issue 13, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the multi-ballot Democratic convention adopted by the U.S. Democratic National Committee in 1976. The theory of proportional representation as a basis of the convention; Loopholes of the convention; Impact of the convention on primary bills of the U.S. states; Information that the new rules ban binding, winner-take-all presidential primaries at a congressional district level.
ACCESSION #
9988232

 

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