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A Modified National Primary:State Losers and Support for Changing thePresidential Nominating Process
Caroline J. Tolbert, Amanda Keller, and Todd Donovan examine public opinion data on proposals to reform the presidential nominating process. They argue that one way to preserve a role for grassroots politics and the sequential process that is critical for candidate quality is to combine rotating state primaries and caucuses in a dozen small-population states with a national primary in which voters from all states would cast ballots.

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