5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Safe seat
- Interest Group
- Open Primary
- a election to choose candidates that is open to independents, and in which voters may choose candidates from any one party
- b An organized group that tries to influence public policy
- c A delegate to the DNC who is there by virtue of holding an office
- d an office that is extremely likely to be won by a particular candidate or political party
- e the act or process of carrying out a lawsuit
5 Multiple choice questions
- Campaign contributions that are not directly donated to candidates, but are instead donated to parties
- election in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.
- appointing loyal party members to government positions
- an informal association of federal agency, congressional committee, and interest group that is said to have heavy influence over policy making
- election in which the people choose candidates for office
5 True/False questions
Direct election → election in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.
Balancing the ticket → occurs when a presidential nominee chooses a vice presidential running mate who has different qualities in order to attract more votes for the ticket
National Voter Registration Bill (Motor Voter Act) 1993 → Requires states to allow people to register to vote when applying for a driver's license or completing license renewal forms
Dealignment argument → reallocation of House seats to the states on the basis of changes in state populations, as determined by the census
Closed primary → party election to choose candidates that is closed to independents. Voters may not cross party lines.