The Presidential Nomination Process

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Heard On University Of The Air
George W. Bush and Pat Robertson

The process for nominating US presidential candidates has changed over the years—often in ways that are complicated, confusing, and not necessarily democratic. Nominations have become a shifting landscape of delegates, superdelegates, back-room party bosses, and late-night compromises that try to unite competing party factions. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, how will the nomination processes work and how will they be different from those in previous elections? Political scientist Barry Burden will look at the way presidential candidates are nominated..

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Barry Burden Guest