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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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Volume 13, Issue 4


The Enduring Relevance of National Presidential Nominating Conventions

Costas Panagopoulos / Kyle Endres
Published Online: 2016-02-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2015-0039


Some contend the relevance of presidential nominating conventions has faded in recent decades as fewer voters watch and reach voting decisions during the conventions. We evaluate these trends empirically and consider the historical evolution of conventions to argue that, while they do not garner the attention they once did, conventions can still have a consequential effect on the outcomes of presidential elections, especially in competitive cycles.

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Costas Panagopoulos

Costas Panagopoulos is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy and the graduate program in Elections and Campaign Management at Fordham University.

Kyle Endres

Kyle Endres is research fellow at the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy at Fordham University and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin.

Corresponding author: Costas Panagopoulos, Department of Political Science, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Rd. Bronx, NY 10458, E-mail:

Published Online: 2016-02-24

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: The Forum, Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 559–576, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, ISSN (Print) 2194-6183, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2015-0039.

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