National Day of Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

National Day of Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

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Andrew Godwin started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

In today’s ever-changing landscape of technology, the traditional format of presidential primaries is no longer pertinent to the nomination process of presidential candidates.

The antiquated practice of primaries now causes more harm to potential party candidates because of their media prominence, or obscurity due to reporting bias, as well as the sustained attacks that occur due to in-party fighting.

The election cycle lasts longer than before as candidates declare their intent to run for president sooner and sooner each cycle.

The media’s presence and focus on the earlier primaries, like Iowa (caucus) and New Hampshire, gives more power to those primaries than the later states. By the time the later primaries occur, many voters go to the polls knowing which candidates have already earned enough delegates at the party convention to be nominated as the party nominee.

Lastly, the current practice of presidential primaries places far too much significance on states that, for better or for worse, do not represent the national constituency. 

Therefore; The United States should reform presidential election laws and rules that gives power to the states in regards to the format of their own primaries and caucuses, but require a specific day for all primaries and caucuses to occur. This day shall be known as the National Day of Primaries and Caucuses.

The National Day of Primaries and Caucuses should occur on the first Tuesday in March of every year in which there is a presidential election. Replacing what is unofficially known as “Super Tuesday”

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