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Chapter 8 "Elections"

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Nominations
The official endorsement of a candidate for office by a political party. Generally success in nomination game requires momentum, money, and media.
General Elections
election in which voters choose their leaders for elected offices
Closed Primary
a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote
Open Primary
Primary election in which any voter, regardless of party, may vote.
Blanket Primary
a primary election in which each voter may vote for candidates from both parties
Plurality
in an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate
Runoff Primary
When no candidate receives a majority of votes, an election held betweent eh two candidates who received the most votes in the primary
Super Delegates
National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot the democratic national party convention
Federal Matching Funds
Federal Election Campaign Act provides for public funding of presidential candidates. Candidates must raise at least $5,000 in individual contributions of $200 or less in each of 20 states and may then apply for federal funds to match all individual contributions of $250 or less that they receive
Super Tuesday
Day when several states hold their presidential primaries (usually the second Tuesday in March)
Front- Loading
Scheduling presidential primary elections early (E.G., February or March) in an election year.
Federal Election Commission
a six-member bipartisan agency that enforces and administers campaign finance laws
Brokered Conventions
At a political presidential convention, when one candidate does not have a majority, they go to ballots to negotiate a victor
Mandate
the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory