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Teaching The US presidential primaries are complex and unrepresentative. So why do Americans vote this way?

The US presidential primaries are complex and unrepresentative. So why do Americans vote this way?

2020 is an election year in the United States. In November, the voters of America will decide on many issues, including who should be the next president. Before the election happens, the major political parties will put forth their candidates for the presidency. The Republican Party will nominate current president Donald Trump for re-election. But who will the Democratic Party candidate be? The Democratic Party will hold primary elections across the country in the spring of 2020. Only members of the Democratic Party will be able to vote for the person they want to represent their party in the national election.

David Smith, Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Is the primary process fair?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.7 - Visual Information, RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.3 - People & Events

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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