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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Safe seat
  2. Electoral College
  3. Caucus
  4. McCain- Feingold Bill (Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002)
  5. Patronage
  1. a appointing loyal party members to government positions
  2. b Raised hard money limits to $2000; Banned soft money contributions to national political parties
  3. c Representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
  4. d local party meeting
  5. e an office that is extremely likely to be won by a particular candidate or political party

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. term used by Madison to denote what we now call interest groups
  2. election in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.
  3. an election in which there is a long term change in party alignment, e.g., 1932
  4. An organized group that tries to influence public policy
  5. Requires states to allow people to register to vote when applying for a driver's license or completing license renewal forms

5 True/False questions

  1. Balancing the ticketoccurs when a presidential nominee chooses a vice presidential running mate who has different qualities in order to attract more votes for the ticket

          

  2. Political Action Committee (PAC)an interest group that raises funds and donates to election campaigns

          

  3. Nonpartisan electionselection in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.

          

  4. Redistrictingredrawing of congressional district boundaries by the party in power of the state legislature

          

  5. Litigationterm used by Madison to denote what we now call interest groups