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Party Organization and Functions. Party Organization. Party Memberships 2 Major American Parties: Republicans and Democrats No formal requirements for membership affiliation declared at registration . Organization. Local: Grassroots, the underestimated force

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party organization
Party Organization
  • Party Memberships
    • 2 Major American Parties: Republicans and Democrats
    • No formal requirements for membership
    • affiliation declared at registration
organization
Organization
  • Local: Grassroots, the underestimated force
    • Divided by precincts, led by Precinct captain
    • neighboring precincts form Wards, represented at county committee
  • State: State Central Committee
    • made up of county representatives, led by state chairperson
    • help elect members to state government positions
  • National: Three Parts
    • National Convention: meets every four years to elect party’s candidate for POTUS
    • National Committee: led my national chairperson, runs party operations and raises money
    • Congressional campaign committee: raises money and identifies candidate to run in congressional elections
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Party Functions

Recruit candidates

  • Most important function
    • must be appealing, share basic ideology

Educate the Public

  • take positions on important issues
  • Frame the opposition
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Party Functions

Operate the government

  • agendas in line with party platforms
  • ties together branches

Dispense patronage

  • jobs, appointments, contracts
  • The Pendleton Act (1883)
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Party Functions

The Loyal Opposition

  • provides alternative to party in power
  • fights to preserve the rights of the minority

Reduce conflict

  • builds coalitions of interest groups
  • moderate policies, mass appeal
nominating candidates
Nominating Candidates
  • Historical Methods
    • Caucus … still used, most notably in Iowa
    • National Convention
  • Direct Primary System
    • Determine votes of Convention Delegates
    • Closed vs. Open Primary
    • Caucuses vs. primaries
  • Criticisms:
    • Front loading; Image over issues
the national convention
The National Convention
  • Pre-election meeting of the national party
  • Bound vs. Unbound delegates
  • Superdelegates
  • Determines the party’s ticket & finalizes the platform
  • Criticism: operates more as a pep rally than serious meeting
why has the two party system persisted in the united states
WHY HAS THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM PERSISTED IN THE UNITED STATES?
  • Plurality System
  • Voter Opinion
  • State Laws
  • Minor Parties
  • Ideological
  • One-issue
  • Economic-protest
  • Factional
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