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This type of voter is evidence of the weakening of political parties and will vote for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.
What is a split-ticket voter?
This is the type of election that signifies a sharp, lasting shift in party identification occurs from one major party to the other.
What is a critical election (realignment)?
This is where delegates from each party in each state are sent to in order to nominate a presidential candidate.
What is a national convention?
This is how we determine which delegates are sent to the convention to cast votes.
What is a primary election or caucus?
These are the 3 main things that happen at a national party convention.
What is 1.) selecting the presidential nominee, 2.) the announcement of the Vice President running mate and 3.) the presentation of the party platform?
This practice creates unusually shaped districts in order to unfairly influence elections by benefitting one party over another.
What is gerrymandering?
This is an unfair situation where a citizen’s vote in a smaller district can be worth twice as much as a vote in the larger district.
What is malapportionment?
This type of individual wins 95% of the time, often with over 60% of the vote in a typical House race.
What is an incumbent?
This is the term used to describe the unlimited funds given to a political party that do not have to be reported to the Federal Elections Commission.
What is soft money?
This has happened in the early 1970s, after the 2000 election and in 2002 in order to make elections more fair.
What is campaign finance reform?
These groups raise money for special interest groups and funnel hard and soft money to the political parties and candidates.
What is a PAC (political action committee)?
This activity was once seen as corrupt but is now and accepted way for individuals to attempt to influence public policy.
What is to lobby?
The single most important tactic of a lobbyist.
What is supplying credible information?
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These are activities intended to assist a specific candidate for office which is made without their cooperation, approval, or direct knowledge (most commonly this takes the form of advertising).
What are independent expenditures?
List four activities that interest groups engage in.
What is to 1) generate dramatic newspaper headlines 2) mobilize a big letter writing campaign 3) stage a protest demonstration, 4) file a suit in Federal Court, 5) supply credible information to key legislators 6) testifying in congressional hearings 7) making contributions to PACs, 8) taking congressmen to dinner (now restricted) 9) working on campaigns 10) endorsing candidates
This type of party has only one main focus.
What is a single-issue party.
This is the role the Green party played in the 2000 Presidential election.
What is spoiler?
This was the candidate that was blamed for influencing the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election.
Who was Ralph Nader?
This is probably the most positive and important function of minor parties.
What is being an innovator, bringing new ideas to the forefront, pushing the envelope, tackling controversial issues?
These are three reasons why we have a two-party dominated system.
What is :
1). Historical basis
3.) electoral rules- winner-take-all, single member districts, plurality winners
4.) ideological moderation/closeness of Americans
This effect can help the President’s party win elections when he has high approval ratings.
What are the presidential coattails?
In this type of primary, voters may pick one candidate for each office without regard to party affiliation.
What is a free-love or blanket primary?
This is the difference between a person who votes in a primary and one who only votes in general elections.
What is being more partisan, extreme (more liberal or conservative than the general population)?
These are the 3 faces of the party.
What is the
party in the electorate
List at least 4 sources of campaign contributions.
In the Senate ________ seats are up for grabs every two years.
What is 1/3?
These folks draw the district lines within states during a reapportionment.
What is the state legislatures?
This term means political activity that originates with the people.
What is grassroots?
This Supreme Court Case allowed candidates to spend as much of their own money on their campaigns as an expression of free speech.
What is Buckley v Valeo?
List 3 limitations set by law regarding Gerrymandering.
1.) Must not be a racial gerrymander
2.) must have a contiguous border
3.) must be of approximately same size (population)
4.) must not dilute minority vote
5.) must be compact in size
6.) must not split up a traditional community of interest
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Name at least two major historical party realignments:
You must list the precipitating event/conditions
Which party gained new members
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Republican party created in support of abolition….Republican party took voters from Democratic party over this issue
The Great Depression-
Economic hardship caused many Republicans to switch to Democratic party in support of government safety net programs
* Remember that realignments signify a permanent shift of party loyalties
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