brokered convention

noun U.S. politics.
a party convention in which many delegates are pledged to favorite sons who use their blocs of votes to bargain with leading candidates who lack a majority of delegate support.
Compare open convention. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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