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 winner of the primary at the convention.
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Comment by once banned twice shy on August 22, 2011 at 10:21am
I'd vote for Recovery Cat, no problem.  I'd even donate to Recovery Cat's campaign.

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