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How La Follette revolutionized the primary election

The Revolution of the Primary Under Leadership of La Follette


One of Robert La Follette's primary accomplishments was the reformation of primary elections. Prior to this, candidates had been selected by caucuses and conventions rather than by a direct vote by electors. This article traces the history of the primary vote in Wisconsin.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Career of Robert M. La Follette
Creator: Phillip, E. L.
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel. 10 October 1909. Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Phillip, E.L. "The Revolution of the Primary Under Leadership of La Follette." Milwaukee Sentinel (10 October 1909). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=776; Visited on: 4/19/2014
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