90 Replies to “Why Does the United States Have Primary Elections & How Do They Work?

  1. JUST A REMINDER! I'm taking a break from the PDS in January, but Rogue Rocket will still be putting up episodes while I'm gone so be sure to tune in to stay up to date on the news! We're even trying a few new things on here, too. See y'all soon. <3

  2. The main concern I have with the re election is that most of the voting places will have machines and they can be hacked to change the outcome. There was also the concern that some people can cheat the system if they vote in one state, they somehow can vote again in another state. So everyone needs to be well aware because the 2016 election had a lot of questionable things that were going on and I know the blame is on Russia or China but we still don't know if the votes were rigged or not since its all speculation. The point is the government has to look out for any suspicious activity that goes on in the voting pallets.

  3. It is almost as if "The Founding Fathers" wanted us to change our Bill of Rights and such as the times go, because people change and times change…yet we still keep things around from 200 years ago…

  4. I found out last year that my state has primary voting, for some dumb reason it's not advertised and I was never told when I signed up to vote years ago. I wonder how they expect people to know when the only way you find out is through word of mouth or from a candidates website (which I don't usually go to).

  5. We didn't miss you. You need to slow down, take a breath once in a while and allow your viewers to absorb what you're saying.

  6. inhales WHY AREN'T WE TALKING ABOUT REMOVING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE EVERYONE COMPLAINS IT'S OUTDATED AND THEN FORGETS* This has been screaming into the soulless void of our society, tune in next time for more shit we should already know.

  7. We should reform the system again and say, "If you plan to run in an election, you run on your own back…No nominations from the parties. Just everyone who meets the requirements for office and wants to run is on the ballot." It would save a lot of money. Then prohibit advertisements by candidates and they can only go to 4 quarterly debates before election day to put their best foot forward. And disqualify any that just use their time to sling mud at the others. An campaign for office should be about why YOU are the better choice, not why your opponent isn't.

  8. The reform that is just a series of small changes trying to keep the broken and undemocratic system in place so the old guard can get their nominee.

  9. @1:04 – uhhhh….The founding fathers very much did foresee political parties, and specifically warned against them…see Washington's farewell address: "…The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.

    Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

    It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

    There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume…"

  10. Didn't forsee what parties would create and their power they would hold… um… yes, yes they did. During John Adams run they knew and many founders warned about a 2 party system… you know, our second president!

  11. "if you follow american politics"
    rest of the world:..like we have a choice,Americas every political move takes up 53% of most news stations air time,damb I know more about whats happening America than whats happening in my own backyard.

  12. I wonder if she moves her hands this much when talk to friends someone quick bring a rope Maria's hands are going rogue again

  13. Great vid. Enjoyed this deeper insite. Would like to see some international topics. Please do a vid on protectionism and how the trump administrations has implemented it and what it means for America. You can also look into the decrease China investment in the US since 2016. FDI in the US in general can make lots of videos

  14. Is it just me or were her breaths really noticeable this episode? Maybe just one of those things once you notice it sounds way louder

  15. I appreciate these videos, I just think she needs to slow the speed of her speech just a little bit. I feel likes she's just rapid firing off facts and bullet points left and right. Makes it hard to absorb all the information sometimes.
    Appreciate your deep dives though, keep up the good work!

  16. Don't forget about us libertarians we will be on the ballots in all 50 states!! Stop supporting the two party duopoly and stop voting for the corrupt democrats and republicans!!!

  17. I caucused for Bernie in Iowa 2016. Iowa is notorious for having a drawn out complicated caucus system so that we become relevant once every four years. I still remember the most repeated argument from the pro Hillary faction. "We need a candidate that can win."
    Ah, fun times.

  18. States should be required to have their primaries and caucuses all on the same day. That would stop the nonsense and easy potential manipulation of certain states having more of a day.

  19. I’m I the only one more confuse on how that thing works than before? Why do Americans complicate themselves that much just for electing a politician?

  20. As a non-American your caucus system is interesting and also confusing. I listened to the PSA Iowa podcast and even still its a tad confusing of how Iowa and NH got to somehow pick to be first, why not just force everyone on Super tuesday? anyway, thanks for the video

  21. The way your country votes and runs elections is the worst in the world, just look at how many countries follow your model. It just doesn’t work, wake up USA

  22. Holding elections at different times undermine equal rights. All votes should be equal, one person, one vote. Elections should be held on the same day, in every state.

  23. Can someone explain why the Democrats have Super Delegates? As an outsider looking in (Canadian trying to understand American politics better) it seems corrupt. I know she said they only have an important role in a deadlock, but it still seems really weird to me.

    And don’t accuse me of being a conservative trying to mock the Dems, I’m a liberal.

  24. When ur the only country that doesn't actually vote smh can we plz just use popular vote now that's twice in recent times this went south

  25. Remember when Hilary Clinton cheated in the primary election and then lost to Donald Trump, the easiest person to win against? What a trip.

  26. Why do you have to "register" to vote in the US?! I feel like that's a Bullshit method to keep people from voting. If you're off the right age, you should just be automatically eligible to vote. Anything else is bogus to me.

  27. Wait, so a primary can consist of random people discussing and shouting in a room? And you call that a "caucus?" I'm soooo lost

  28. Trump kills the Iranian commander that caused the loss of lives of American troops. Now the potential of WW3 is looming. Just what I was afraid of!

  29. Im subbed to this channel and I have been for a little while now- not long but enough. Today I realized your newest video is not showing up in my sub box. And none of your videos have ever showed up in my sub box which is where I go to choose most of videos from. This sucks because I don't want to hit the bell and turn on notifications. No one that im watching on YouTube is important enough to me that I want to know the minute you upload. That's why there is a subscription button so that whenever anyone uploads its delivered to us for whenever we're ready to watch. Get it together youtube, I hope you guys can talk about this. I feel like this is a manipulation for more engagement on youtube overall.

  30. any democracy with only 2 parties is a farce
    leads to nothing but tribalism and single issue voters
    if youre pro life and pro gun control whodafuq do you vote for?
    and dont get me started on electorial college
    "democracy" my ass

  31. I missed you. I had no idea some voting started as early as February. No wonder there is so much political talk last year. I wish my county could vote by mail without having to be near death. When you don't have a car, voting is not convenient. I also wish no one had to work except essential jobs on voting day. If wishes were dollars I'd be rich.

  32. Meanwhile here in Australia we vote for the candidates/parties we would prefer in our districts then the party with the most seats form a government & their leader becomes prime minister, maybe it’s because I don’t live there but the U.S system seems like it’s more complex than it needs to be.

  33. I can only listen this video not watch it because no offense, but Maria punctuates every word with her head or hands and it's hard to watch

  34. If you're in New York, it's still pointless to care.

    Primaries should be the same day/week, same way as it is for the general.

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