POS 2041

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  1. Primaries are
    the most effective method for elections
  2. Caucuses are the
    oldeset and least democratic metod for elections
  3. Partisan Gerrymandering
    when a district is drawn in a way to enhance the reelection prospects of incumbents or one party
  4. Winner takes all system
    An election system in which the candidate with the most votes wins
  5. Electoral College
    The electoral system used in electing the president and vice president, in which voters vote for electors pledged to cast their ballots for a particular parts candidates.
  6. Atleast how many electoral votes does each state receive?
  7. Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act
    Largely banned party soft money, restored a long standing prohibition on corporations and labor unions for using general treasury funds foe electoral purposed, and narrowed the definition of issue advocacy.
  8. Issue Advocacy
    Promoting a particular position or an issue paid for by interest groups pr individuals but not candidates. Avoiding words like "vote for," and until 2004 had not been subject to any regulation.
  9. Independent Expenditures
    Money spent y individuals or groups not associated with candidates to elect or defeat candidates for office
  10. Political Action Committee
    The political arm of an interest group that is legally entitled to raise funds on a voluntary basis from members, stockholders, or employees to contribute funds to candidates or political parties
  11. Selective Perception
    The process by which individuals percieve what they want in their media message
  12. Super PAC
    a type of independent political action committee which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates.
  13. Political Socialization
    The process by which we develop our political attitude, values, and beliefs.
  14. Horse Race
    A close contest, by extension, any contest in which the focus is on who is ahead and by how much rather than on substantive differences between the candidates.
  15. Most individuals
    only follow party affiliation.
  16. Members in congress get
    Re-elected very easily
  17. National Party Convention
    A national meeting of delegates elected in primaries, caucuses, or state conventions who assemble once every four years to nominat candidates for president and vice president, ratify the party platform, elect officers, and adopt rules
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POS 2041
2013-12-11 04:42:40
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