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Voting Delegate 1949

Voting Delegate 1949 Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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VOTING DELEGATE 1949
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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
BUTTONS, BADGES, NOVELTIES AND SIGNS
NEWARK N.J.
Union Bug

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In the United States, delegates are the individuals chosen by each major political party to vote for party's nominee at their respective Conventions. Generally, delegates are selected to account for proportional representation (by county in a state convention, or by state in a national convention) and are expected to cast their vote for whatever candidate the voters they represent have chosen, as opposed to the candidate they prefer. A minority of delegates, known as unbound or superdelegates, are in some cases allowed to cast their votes independently.

The most important election to be held in 1949 was the special Senate election in New York.

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PO1190
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