J. Paul Lanier's Stories Tagged 'election' (2)

Recovery Cat 8.20.2011

Progressive Era reformers looked to the primary election as a way to measure popular opinion of candidates, as opposed to the opinion of the bosses. In 1910, Oregon became the first state to establish a presidential preference primary, which requires delegates to the National Convention to support the…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 20, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Recovery Cat 10.30.2010

Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results)... When elections are called, politicians and their supporters attempt to influence policy by competing directly for the votes of constituents in what are called campaigns. Supporters for a campaign can be either formally organized or loosely affiliated, and frequently utilize campaign advertising. It is common for… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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