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5 Matching questions

  1. Factions
  2. Balancing the ticket
  3. Safe seat
  4. Party column ballot
  5. Political Party
  1. a ballot in which candidates are arranged by party rather than office. Encourages straight ticket voting.
  2. b an office that is extremely likely to be won by a particular candidate or political party
  3. c group of officeholders, candidates, activists, and voters that pursue common interests by gaining power in elections and exercising power through the legislative process
  4. d occurs when a presidential nominee chooses a vice presidential running mate who has different qualities in order to attract more votes for the ticket
  5. e term used by Madison to denote what we now call interest groups

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. established disclosure requirements, partial public funding of presidential candidates who met certain criteria and established the FEC (Federal Election Commission) to enforce the nation's election laws
  2. terms of office that have a definite length of time, e.g., two years for a member of the House
  3. theory that policy making is the result of interest group competition
  4. the influence of a popular presidential candidate on the election of congressional candidates of the same party
  5. "friend of the court" brief filed by an interest group to influence a Supreme Court decision

5 True/False questions

  1. Independentone is not registered with a political party. Independent leaners tend to vote for candidates of one particular party, whereas pure independents have no consistent pattern of party voting


  2. Blanket primaryelections to choose candidates that is open to independents, and that allows voters to choose candidates from all the parties


  3. Closed primaryparty election to choose candidates that is closed to independents. Voters may not cross party lines.


  4. General electionelection in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.


  5. Voting Rights Act of 1965Suspended literacy tests; Empowered federal officials to register voters; Empowered federal officials to ensure that citizens could vote; Empowered federal officials to count ballots; Prohibited states from changing voting procedures without federal permission.


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