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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Redistricting
  2. Closed primary
  3. Balancing the ticket
  4. Interest Group
  5. Plurality
  1. a party election to choose candidates that is closed to independents. Voters may not cross party lines.
  2. b 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
  3. c occurs when a presidential nominee chooses a vice presidential running mate who has different qualities in order to attract more votes for the ticket
  4. d redrawing of congressional district boundaries by the party in power of the state legislature
  5. e An organized group that tries to influence public policy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an office that is extremely likely to be won by a particular candidate or political party
  2. A delegate to the DNC who is there by virtue of holding an office
  3. one 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
  4. an interest group that raises funds and donates to election campaigns
  5. A Tuesday in early March in which many presidential primaries, particularly in the South, are held

5 True/False questions

  1. Political Partymore 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

          

  2. Lobbyingattempting to influence policy makers

          

  3. Gerrymanderingredrawing district lines to favor one party at the expense of the other

          

  4. Incumbentone 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

          

  5. Party column ballotballot in which candidates are arranged by office rather than party. Encourages split ticket voting.

          

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