Describe and evaluate the caucus and primary methods of delegate selection.
1. Party caucuses:
At one time, all states selected their delegates to the national convention in a meeting of state party leaders. Today, caucuses are open to all voters who are registered with the party.
2. Presidential primaries:
Today, most of the delegates to the national conventions are selected in presidential primaries, in which voters in a state go to the polls and vote for a candidate or for delegates pledged to a candidate.