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why is it stupid to run against the president in office for the same part?
they get free airtime, recognition, and money
what do candidates get when they win a state
criticism to primaries
beginning states are often the focus and they are often small; people already in an office cannot really run for president because they have their own jobs to do and running for president is a full time job; money plays too big of a role; participation in primaries is low; too much power to the media
what two things did the federal election campaign act do?
tighten reporting requirements and limit overall expenditures
what came out of the federal election campaign?
federal election commission; presidential election campaign fund; partial matching fund; full public financing for major candidates; required full disclosure; limited contributions
what does it mean to give full disclosure?
you have to file a report of your contributors and what you spent your money on
what is the contributions limited to?
who cannot vote?
people with felons and immigrants
who controls the elections?
a place where you go to vote; several for each district
who tends to vote more?
older people, women, married people, government workers, wealthier people
what good does the electoral college do?
it forces candidates to go to small states and win their vote; its gives small states a voice
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