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ch 5-6.1

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political party
an organization to gain political power
plurality
(in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)
bipartisan
supported by both sides
incumbent
the official who holds an office
faction
a dissenting clique
electorate
the body of enfranchised citizens
sectionalism
a partiality for some particular place
split ticket voting
voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election
independent
a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them