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Interest Group

A group seeking to influence government policy in favor of an interest or issue

Public Policy

Government decisions and actions; in effect, what the government does

Lobbying

Working to influence government officeholders to use their powers for the benefit of special interests

Bias

A personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment: Prejudice

Slant

To present information in a biased way

Electors

one qualified to vote in an election (i.e. The Electoral College)

Slate

A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election

Referendum

The practice of referring laws proposed or passed to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection

Populace

The general public; the masses

Propoganda

The spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

Registrar

record keeper of voters who have registered to vote

Electorate

The people who vote in an election

Constituent

The voter in a district represented by an elected official

Incumbant

An elected officeholder

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