A party caucus is a meeting of A. local party members who choose delegates for the national convention. B. state politicians who send themselves to the national convention. C. voters to decide...

A party caucus is a meeting of

A. local party members who choose delegates for the national convention.

B. state politicians who send themselves to the national convention.

C. voters to decide which parties make it onto the ballot.

D. the national party committee to assign delegates to the national convention.

E. none of the above

 

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A party caucus is one way of helping to decide which candidates will be chosen to run for each party in a general election.  The other main way of deciding this is through primary elections. 

In a primary election, a number of candidates from each party can run.  The voters from each party pick among the candidates from their party.  Whoever gets the most votes is the one who will represent their party in the general election.

A caucus is rather different.  A caucus is a meeting of party members.  The party members get together and vote, but they do not directly vote for candidates.  Instead, they vote for delegates to represent them at a convention.  Your question appears to be referring to caucuses in which party members select delegates to their national party conventions where they will select the party’s presidential candidate.  Option A is the right answer for this question as it describes a meeting of party members who select delegates to a convention.  None of the other options describes anything very much like this.

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