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5 Matching questions

  1. Incumbent
  2. Political Party
  3. Dealignment argument
  4. Elite theory
  5. Independent
  1. a group of officeholders, candidates, activists, and voters that pursue common interests by gaining power in elections and exercising power through the legislative process
  2. b contention that parties are less meaningful to voters, who have abandoned the parties in greater numbers to become independents
  3. c one is not registered with a political party. Independent leaners tend to vote for candidates of one particular party, whereas pure independents have no consistent pattern of party voting
  4. d theory that upper class elites exercise great influence over public policy
  5. e an officeholder who is seeking reelection

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Campaign contributions that are not directly donated to candidates, but are instead donated to parties
  2. party election to choose candidates that is closed to independents. Voters may not cross party lines.
  3. 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. elections in which candidates are not identified by party membership on the ballot
  5. redrawing district lines to favor one party at the expense of the other

5 True/False questions

  1. Patronageappointing loyal party members to government positions

          

  2. McCain- Feingold Bill (Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002)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. Litigationthe act or process of carrying out a lawsuit

          

  4. Balancing the ticketelections to choose candidates that is open to independents, and that allows voters to choose candidates from all the parties

          

  5. Federal Election Campaign Acts, 1971-1974established 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