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Author Knotts, H. Gibbs, author.

Title First in the South : why South Carolina's presidential primary matters / H. Gibbs Knotts & Jordan M. Ragusa
Published Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Why South Carolina? -- Becoming first in the South -- South Carolina's primary electorate -- Winners and losers of the South Carolina primary -- Lessons from key Republican contests -- Lessons from key Democratic contests -- The case for the South Carolina primary
Summary "South Carolina plays a pivotal role when it comes to selecting presidents. For both parties, the state's primary is the first contest in the South, strategically scheduled to take place shortly after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Given that Iowa and New Hampshire almost always select different candidates, South Carolina often plays a decisive tie-breaking role. Further, South Carolina has special significance to each party. For Republicans, the outcome in South Carolina nearly always reflects voter sentiment in other southern states, and the winner of the South Carolina primary has gone on to secure the GOP nomination in all but one contest since 1980. For Democrats, the state is a consistent barometer of other southern contents, demonstrates the importance of black voters, and adds much needed diversity to the early state calendar"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 14, 2020)
Subject Political campaigns -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Nomination.
Primaries -- South Carolina
Political campaigns.
Politics and government.
Presidents -- Nomination.
United States -- Politics and government.
South Carolina.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Ragusa, Jordan M., author.
LC no. 2019030022
ISBN 1643360531