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Caucuses vs. Primary Elections

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This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence, you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the others.

In presidential campaigns, a caucus is a system of local gatherings whose voters decide which candidate to support, and select delegates for nominating conventions, while a primary is instead a statewide voting process where voters cast secret ballots for their preferred candidates.

A

whose voters decide which candidate to support, and select delegates for nominating conventions, while a primary is instead a statewide voting process where voters cast secret ballots for their preferred candidates.

B

where voters decide which candidate to support, selecting delegates for nominating conventions, while a primary is a statewide voting process in which voters are casting secret ballots for their preferred candidates.

C

where voters decide the following: which candidate to support and select delegates for nominating conventions, while a primary is a statewide voting process in which voters cast secret ballots for their preferred candidates.

D

where voters decide which candidate to support and select delegates for nominating conventions, while a primary is a statewide voting process in which voters cast secret ballots for their preferred candidates.

E

where voters decide which candidate to support and select delegates for nominating conventions, while a primary is a statewide voting process in which secret ballots are cast by voters for their preferred candidates.