Hillary Clinton wins Nevada Caucus, Trump takes South Carolina

Q.  What are caucuses in the context of US Presidential election?
- Published on 24 Feb 16

a. Conducted by political parties with registered members of that party gathering
b. Expression of support for candidate
c. Determining nominees for State or national offices
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
Caucuses recently won by democratic and republican candidates have Clinton and Trump leading the race. These caucuses are conducted by political parties themselves with registered members of that party in a city, town or county gathering to express support for a candidate. The combined recommendations of a political party’s state Caucuses determine its nominees for State or national offices. Usually held between months of February and June, it is sometimes combined with Primary Elections. Only 14 states are holding the caucuses in 2016 namely: Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories (American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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