Party Organization and Machinery by Jesse MacyParty Organization and Machinery by Jesse Macy

Party Organization and Machinery

byJesse Macy

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... United States are elected every two years, some of the States will this year elect members of the state legislature who will help to choose a senator of the United States. For the nomination and election of the state and local officers the national party organizations are called into play in all the States and exercise complete control. Nominations are made through the use of party machinery; party lines are recognized in the selection of candidates; party committees look after the registration of voters and conduct the canvass. For this use of party agencies when no partizan policy is directly involved a variety of reasons may be given. In the first place, it is economical to make use of the already existing machinery to accomplish the necessary business rather than to do the work with unusual effort and pains by the creation of new forms and methods. Again, party managers sometimes take especial care to give impetus to the party organs in an "off year," because of the conviction that it strengthens the party to use its agencies whenever opportunity offers. It is considered a good party habit to marshal all the voters and bring them to the polls at every election. The moral effect also of a party victory at such a time is accounted important in its relations to the great contest of the presidential year. The year midway between two presidential elections, an even-numbered year, is of especial importance, because then an entire new House of Representatives is chosen by direct vote of the people, and the same year one third of the membership of the national Senate is renewed by the action of state legislatures. The elections of this second year of the quadrennial cycle have the same effect upon the composition of the Federal legislature as do those of the ...
Title:Party Organization and MachineryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217740235

ISBN - 13:9780217740234