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
— individuals - 50%
— political action committees (PAC) - 25%
— the candidate - 25%
— parties and soft money,
— public funding.
— Southern primaries
— General election
— European elections
— 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.