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Elections Participation America
Final Exam - Part IV
The first states to grant women the right to vote were the
western frontier states; Wyoming, Utah, Idaho.
If no cadidate receives the majority in the Electoral College vote, how is the President selected?
In the House Of Representatives, in a special vote in which each state receives one vote.
With respect to political participation in voting, which of the following statements are true?
As the number of people eligible to vote has increased, voter turn out has decreased.
Which of the following was NOT passed by voters throughreferendum election?
Imposing congressional term limits
With respect to political participation in voting, which of the following statements is true?
As the number of people eligible to vote has increased, voter turnout has decreased
Which of the followign is not an effect of the Electoral College system?
It promotes the inclusion of more racially and ethically diverse candidates.
President Abraham Lincoln's 1860 election was contested by some observers as illegitimate because
he received only a plurality of the popoular vote and did not win any southern states
________ requires that the model of selecting leaders be both legal and int he eyes of citizens, fair.
As a good measure of publi encitement, elections are
a poor measure, becasue voters have many motivations for favoring a specific candidate.
Stidies on voter knowledge have shown that the more election ads a voter sees
the more accurate their political knowledge
The idea that voting provides an opportunity for the electorate to express their opposition to particular policies without resorting to political violence is sometimes referred to as a(n)
Since 1960's money has become more important in political campaigns becasue of the
- declining influence of political party organizations
- growing size of the electorate
- rise of TV
- increasing use of campaign consultants
All of the above contribute tot he rising costs of the rising costs of political campaigns
Which of teh following is NOT an explanation for declining voter turnout?
Increasing opportunities to participate create a burnout,
The idea that voting provides an opportunity for the electorate to express their opposition to particular policies without resorting to political violence is sometimes referred to as
Initiatives were first developed
during the progressive era
Which of the following was NOT an effect of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Acct?
527 issue groups were banned
According to the article II of the constitution, the president and vice president of the US are chosen
indirectly by the vote of the electoral college
With 55 electoral votes, _______ has more votes in the electoral college than any other state
a candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate but who does not receive a majority of the votes cast is said to have won a
In a _____ election, voters are asked if they would like to remove a sitting elected official before the next formal election