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5 Matching questions

  1. Caucus
  2. Plurality
  3. FECA (Federal Election Campaign Act)
  4. Divided government
  5. Dealignment argument
  1. a 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. b contention that parties are less meaningful to voters, who have abandoned the parties in greater numbers to become independents
  3. c more votes than anyone else, but less than half, e.g., Clinton won a plurality (43%) of popular votes in 1992, but not a majority. Plurality elections such as those for Congress are won by the person with the most votes, regardless if he/she has a majority
  4. d local party meeting
  5. e government in which one party controls the presidency while another party controls the Congress

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. redrawing district lines to favor one party at the expense of the other
  2. A Tuesday in early March in which many presidential primaries, particularly in the South, are held
  3. A delegate to the DNC who is there by virtue of holding an office
  4. attempting to influence policy makers
  5. an officeholder who is seeking reelection

5 True/False questions

  1. Pluralismtheory that policy making is the result of interest group competition


  2. Reapportionmentterm used by Madison to denote what we now call interest groups


  3. Open Primaryelection to choose candidates that is open to independents, and in which voters may choose candidates from any one party


  4. Litigationthe act or process of carrying out a lawsuit


  5. Redistrictingthe act or process of carrying out a lawsuit


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