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what is the purpose of presidential primaries
a. to help choose delegates to the parties' national conventions
b. to choose members of the electoral college
c. to elect a new president and vice president
d. to elect state officials
b or ...

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  1. Presidential primaries choose delegates to the parties' national conventions. Today, when I voted in my state's primary election, I was able to vote for candidates for president. However, this was just an advisory vote. I was actually choosing delegates to the party convention. They have an obligation to vote the way the state's voters have advised them. In other words, if 30% vote for candidate A, then 30% of the states' delegates must vote for candidate A. It's at the parties' national conventions that they actually choose the presidential candidates who run in the general election in November.

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