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First in the South : why South Carolina's presidential primary matters /
H. Gibbs Knotts & Jordan M. Ragusa.
imprint
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2020]
description
xiii, 177 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
ISBN
1643360515, 1643360523, 9781643360515, 9781643360522, 9781643360539
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imprint
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2020]
isbn
1643360515
1643360523
9781643360515
9781643360522
9781643360539
contents note
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.
abstract
"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"--
catalogue key
13178586
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-170) and index.

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