Can the Political Parties Constitutionally Behave So Undemocratically? Why Yes, Yes They Can.

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Professor Brendan BeeryBlog author, Constitutional Law expert and WMU-Cooley Professor Brendan Beery simplifies the complicated process for electing presidential nominees by the two major parties. Professor Beery, a summa cum laude graduate of the law school, teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure at WMU-Cooley Law School, and is a frequent legal expert in the media.

I have been asked more than once about the process for electing presidential nominees by the two major parties, Republicans and Democrats. Many are appalled that the process could be so undemocratic: indeed, it is possible that a political party could nominate a candidate who has lost both the popular vote within the party and the elected (or earned) delegates.  Both parties have rules that allow for multiple ballots that could result in the selection of a nominee who has less than the plurality of votes, and both parties also allow for delegates (especially “superdelagates”) to make their own…

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