Bowdoin College Professor of Government Janet Martin talks to the personal finance website WalletHub about the US primary elections and why they’re important. Professor Martin is among a panel of experts quizzed about the presidential nomination process. They are asked their thoughts on the following three questions.
- Should states that mirror the national electorate come earlier in the primary process? How would this change U.S. elections?
- Should the primary system be changed to have a single national primary day?
- Given the demographic projections, should states with growing Latino and other minority populations receive more attention from candidates? Read Martin’s responses.