P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/13     1/4               CHOOSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES The process of choosing the man from each party who will run for the office of President is possibly the most intricatf and confusing part of the whole process of American politics. This is simply because there is not just one system, but a whole variety of ways in which the man can be picked. The Presidential candidatfs are, in fact, chosen at each party's national convention where he is electfd by delegates from each of the statfs.  More in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 15 Jul 21:04/00     4/4         vj5       CHOOSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDA @ The other mahl systdm of delegatd selection is the caucus. meetings at w (ch only party members and officers ard allowed to take part. The local parties report ap to a s—atd- wide 0arty convention - —f—hn attdnded only by actuwf party members - and from that, the delegatfs to go to the national convention will be selec—dd. It really is a most complicated 3xbtfm  More in a momen— 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/00   CHOOSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDA @S Each of the 50 statds decides its own method for picahng convention delegatds and one of the most popular is the st—td primary. But the primary has only recently become the most frdquently used form of delegate selection. his year, 36 states held primary elections, compared with 22 in 1972 and just 16 in 1968. he primary elections arf hdld over a period from February to June.  Mord in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/05     2/4               CHOOSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDA DB Both the Republicans and the Democrats hold these national conventions - one every four years. There will be 1,994 delegatds at the Republican convention which begins today in Detroit, but the Democrats will have no fewer than 3,331 delegates at their convention in New York next month. The convention delegates are chosen by a complicated mixture of primary elections and party caucuses.  More in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/10     3/4               CHOOSING PRESIDEN$HAL CANDIDATES Each of the 50 states decides its own method for picking convention delegatfs and one of the most popular is the statf primary. But the primary has only recently become the most frfquently used form of delegate selection. This year, 36 statfs held primary elections, compared with 22 in 1972 and just 16 in 1968. The primary elections are held over a period from February to June.  More in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/11     4/4               CHOOSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDA DS Dhe other main systdm of delegate selection is the caucus. This involves a series of local party meetings at which only party members and officers are allowed to take part. The local parties report up to a state- wide party convention - af—hn attended only by active party members - and from that, the delegates to go to the national convention will be selectfd. It really is a most complicatdd systfm!  More in a moment 