Chapter 9. Campaigns and Elections. Nominating Candidates Election Campaigns Money and Politics Electing the Candidates Campaign Finance Reform. Voting in Democracies. Legitimizes the institutions Safety valve for discontent Holds leaders accountable Protects against abuse
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Attitudes of Republican and Democratic Delegates
Personal Characteristics of Republican and Democratic Delegates
A Typical Presidential Campaign Organization
— individuals - 50%
— political action committees (PAC) - 25%
— the candidate - 25%
— parties and soft money,
— public funding.
PACs Give Postelection Donations to Winners
PAC Contributions to Congressional Candidates, 1974 to 1998
Soft Money Raised by Political Parties, 1992 to 1998
— Southern primaries
— General election
— European elections
State Electoral Votes
— media confusion regarding the projected winner of key states,
— the mandated recount of the Florida popular vote,
— confusion in the Florida courts regarding extent of manual recounts,
— U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting recounts.