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5 Matching Questions

  1. Closed primary
  2. Caucus
  3. Revolving door
  4. FECA (Federal Election Campaign Act)
  5. Free rider problem
  1. a party election to choose candidates that is closed to independents. Voters may not cross party lines.
  2. b the cycle in which a person alternately works for the public sector and private sector, thus blurring the individual's sense of loyalty
  3. c the problem faced by interest groups when citizens can reap the benefits of interest group action without actually joining, participating in, or contributing money to such groups
  4. d 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
  5. e local party meeting

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. scheduling presidential primary elections early (e.g., February or March) in an election year.
  2. the act or process of carrying out a lawsuit
  3. election in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.
  4. redrawing of congressional district boundaries by the party in power of the state legislature
  5. a list of positions and programs that the party adopts at the national convention. Each position is called a plank.

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  3. Realigning ("critical") electionelection in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.

          

  4. 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

          

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

          

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