Elections

Primaries and primary reform

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May 14, 2020

Kyle Kondik, Chris Lu, Craig Volden

Hosted by Jennifer Lawless

Is the U.S. presidential primary system really the best way to choose a nominee? Are we too reliant on campaign cash and media coverage? A renowned panel of political experts answers these questions and talks about incumbency, party politics, and primary reform.