major parties have complex mechanisms for choosing presidential
nominees, with each state holding caucuses or primaries under different
rules. Candidates earn delegates to back them at the summer nominating
conventions, with a certain number required to clinch the nomination.
But the 2015-16 presidential nominating process turned off a
great many voters. According to an Associated Press poll, 38 percent of
Americans said they had hardly any confidence that the Democratic
Partys process for selecting a presidential nominee is fair; 44 percent
said the same of the Republican Partys process. In addition, about 4
in 10 said they have only some confidence in each partys nomination
Do you agree that the process is seriously flawed? Why, or why not? If so, what kinds of changes would you like to see?