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The meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presidential ticket and write the party's platform.
Election in which voters choose the candidates from each party who will run in the general election
Primary election in which only persons registered in the party holding the primary may vote.
a series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues
organized group of people who want to control or influence govt. by winning elections, holding public office, and having laws and policies reflect their political beliefs.
propaganda technique that tries to persuade the person to do, think, or buy something because it is popular or everyong is doing it
a method of propaganda that is an attempt to turn people against and opponent or an idea by using unpleasant labels or descriptions for that person or idea
The system used in electing the president and vice president, in which voters vote for electors pledged to cast their ballots for a particular party's candidates.
Political Action Committees; an organization formed to collect money and provide financial support for political candidates
representative of an interest group or corporation who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making
winner take all
System in which the candidate with the majority of the popular vote in a state gets all the electoral votes
campaign finance reform
Legislation aimed at placing limits on political candidates accepting money and gifts from individuals and special interest groups
House of Representatives
Group that decides who will be president if no candidate has a majority of the electoral votes
people who are chosen by a political party to go to the convention to nominate the candidates
propaganda technique that uses statements that sound good but are meaningless
a method used to prevent African Americans from voting by requiring prospective voters to read and write at a specified level
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