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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Interest Group
  2. Australian ballot
  3. Direct election
  4. Pluralism
  5. Plurality
  1. a election of an official directly by the people rather than by an intermediary group such as the Electoral College
  2. b secret ballot printed at the expense of the state
  3. c 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
  4. d theory that policy making is the result of interest group competition
  5. e An organized group that tries to influence public policy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. elections to choose candidates that is open to independents, and that allows voters to choose candidates from all the parties
  2. the act or process of carrying out a lawsuit
  3. terms of office that have a definite length of time, e.g., two years for a member of the House
  4. term used by Madison to denote what we now call interest groups
  5. group of officeholders, candidates, activists, and voters that pursue common interests by gaining power in elections and exercising power through the legislative process

5 True/False questions

  1. Realigning ("critical") electionan election in which there is a long term change in party alignment, e.g., 1932

          

  2. FECA (Federal Election Campaign Act)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

          

  3. 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

          

  4. General electionelection of an official directly by the people rather than by an intermediary group such as the Electoral College

          

  5. Open Primaryelection to choose candidates that is open to independents, and in which voters may choose candidates from any one party