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Agent_007
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The Contender
dsjpk5
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U.S. presidential primaries should be held on the same day in every state.

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dsjpk5
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 752 times Debate No: 86870
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Agent_007

Con

Argument 1:

Underfunded Campaigns of Small Candidates
A national primary would give a huge advantage to better-known, better-funded candidates since only they would be able to finance the expensive advertising and large campaign operation needed to run a national "get out the vote" effort in all states. Lesser-known candidates without extensive campaign operations would not have an opportunity to reach out to voters in retail-style fashion and build support. Moreover, densely populated states with higher delegate counts would become the dominant focus of the campaigns and the media. In addition, political parties would have little control over the selection of their eventual nominee, and state party leaders would no longer have the flexibility to set their primary or caucus dates according to state-specific considerations, such as redistricting issues, state holidays, or other state and local elections.
In 2008, at least 24 states held a primary on February 5, resulting in what was essentially a de facto national primary. Super Tuesday became Tsunami Tuesday. The situation was so bad for overwhelmed campaigns, party leaders, and election officials that the two parties worked together to ensure their rules for 2012 would help avoid a repeat.
dsjpk5

Pro

I'd like to thank my opponent for creating this debate.

PLAGIARISM

My opponent has plagiarized his entire first round argument from the following websites:

https://quizlet.com...

http://www.usnews.com...

I ask the voters to consider this when voting on this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Agent_007

Con

Agent_007 forfeited this round.
dsjpk5

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has forfeited this round. Hopefully he will return to the debate next round.
Debate Round No. 2
Agent_007

Con

Agent_007 forfeited this round.
dsjpk5

Pro

Maybe my opponent is busy voting.
Debate Round No. 3
Agent_007

Con

Agent_007 forfeited this round.
dsjpk5

Pro

My opponent seems to be absentee debating.
Debate Round No. 4
Agent_007

Con

Agent_007 forfeited this round.
dsjpk5

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent never provided us with any original arguments, so I am without anything to refute. Having said that, I am still able to make my own argument:

Argument:

Having the primaries in every state is something we should employ. We should do this because it would increase voter turnout. As it stands now, as it becomes obvious as to whom is going to win each party's respective nomination, people in states that vote later will be less likely to vote because they see it as a waste of time. On the other hand, if each state were to vote on the same day, the future of the nomination would be more in doubt, making it more likely for turnout being higher. Higher turnout ensures that our system of government remains strong, keeping us out of chaos.
Debate Round No. 5
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Reasons for voting decision: PLAGIARISM
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Reasons for voting decision: Con plagerism.
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Reasons for voting decision: FF... You'd think he would at least steal from current sources, rather than pretend we live in 2012.
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Vote Placed by JustAnotherFloridaGuy 1 year ago
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Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: forfeit and plagiarism