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Bowdoin’s Janet Martin Answers Questions on Primary Process for ‘WalletHub’ Archives

Janet Martin

Janet Martin

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.

  1. Should states that mirror the national electorate come earlier in the primary process? How would this change U.S. elections?
  2. Should the primary system be changed to have a single national primary day?
  3. Given the demographic projections, should states with growing Latino and other minority populations receive more attention from candidates? Read Martin’s responses.