firehouse primary
 n.— «The presidential primary in South Carolina is known as a “firehouse primary,” as it is being held in conjunction with the party’s precinct meetings at which local party officers are elected and delegates are chosen for the party’s county conventions.» —“Election 2000: South Carolina Democrat” by Richard E. Berg-Andersson The Green Papers Aug. 16, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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