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The Rules Could Fail to Produce A 2020 Democratic Candidate Before the Convention

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Predictions of contested conventions are a go-to for lazy columnists and hence widely and mostly correctly mocked. And yet under the particular rules the Democratic Party is using in 2020 and the fairly large field, it really is possible:

The most likely outcome remains that it becomes a 2-or-3 person race after New Hampshire and the primary position produces a clear winner. But it really is possible that this system doesn’t produce a clear winner, which is…not good. You think the recriminations from 2016 were bad, imagine party elites picking someone after a quasi-democratic collection of primaries and caucuses can’t produce a winner.

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