The 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held in Charlotte, NC (whoot, whoot). Over the past century, what U.S. city has been the home to the most political party conventions?
How accurate was your ridiculous prediction?
What most surprised you about this silly map?
In your opinion, what is the most important American city that has never had a convention? (Pro-tip: Orlando is not really that important).
Why do you think Chicago is the city that has had the most conventions? (Windy City- coincidence???? Just Sayin’)!
Why do you think the Democrats are holding their 2020 nominating convention in Wisconsin, a state Obama won in 2008 and 2012?
Why do you think the Republicans are holding their 2020 nominating convention in (whoot! Whoot!) North Carolina (N. Cakalacky)?
Since 2008, what kind of state has hosted every national political convention?*
What explains that trend?
And what happens at National Conventions?
Now that you have read, internalized, and memorized Federalist No. 10 and are an expert on James Madison (163 centimeters tall - five foot four inches) and his feelings towards factions, explain what Madison would have thought about party conventions.
If you were the head of the Democratic National Party explain where you would hold the 2024 convention.
If you were the head of the Republican National Party explain where you would hold the 2024 convention. (Pro tip: you’re not).
Based on the silly map above, describe any regional differences in the location of party conventions for the two major parties.
Explain whether you think national nominating conventions increase or decrease democracy.
Explain whether independents get a national party convention?
How are delegates to conventions decided, anyhow?
What is it about Cleveland that the Democratic Party hates so much that they have never had a convention there?????