No matter how hard they try, Dan and Lyle can’t escape election news. That’s OK. As much of a high-school circus show as it is, it’s still important. In this week’s episode of Beer & Bros., the two discuss the presidential primary system and then go on to talk about the candidates. How does Donald Trump’s “manhood” factor into the debate process? Will we elect another Millard Fillmore? Tune in to episode 8 for this and more.
How Does the Presidential Primary Process Work?
The Convention – Selection process to determine which candidate will be on the ballot for a particular political party. Groups of delegates collectively decide which candidate they will run. This is done at the state level. There are two methods for choosing delegates: caucus and primary.
The Caucus – The original method of choosing a candidate. An open meeting attended by registered voters of the particular party. There is an open discussion and then an informal, open vote.
The Primary – In a primary election, registered voters choose the candidate for party’s nomination by voting through secret ballot. There are two types: closed and open. Closed – a registered voter may only vote for the party with which he/she is registered. Open – registered voter can vote in either primary (rep or dem) regardless of party affiliation. Voter can only participate in one primary or the other.
The candidates are acting like children, and there is no clear choice for any of us. Every one of them has a story to tell, but there’s not much substance. Lyle made an analogy comparing Trump to the guy at the bar who’s already had a few by the time you get there. He then goes on to tell you all about what’s wrong in America and how to fix it. He doesn’t have a real plan, but he knows something needs to be done. Are any of the candidates any better? Listen and see if you agree with the hosts.
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