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GOVT 2305 Lecture 10
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ongoing coalition of interests joined together in an effort to get its candidates elected for office under a common label
use to be able provide tangible benefits like jobs and soup kitchens by making voting deals with union bosses. high voter turnout from this
focusing on candidates based on similar policy to a voter
National Party Organization
DNC and RNC, coordinate as a whole, give general policy ideas for how things go. work to recruit people into the office. look at state govt, look at state legislature to see how who could move up.
National Party Chairperson
only position within the organization the most visible. main role is spokesperson for party and chief fundraiser. gets chosen by present or newly nominated president. for the losing party, have a vote within their national committee.
where the party names who their presidential candidate will be
National Party Platform
general overview of policies party is going to support. not every single candidate in the party may support the policy.
people who don't switch parties. vote consistently for their party. true to their party. a lot of people are these kind of voters.
short answer question, what happens if you have partisan voters switch sides in large numbers and vote the other side consistently. indicated by critical election where people blame party in power and switch to vote for other candidate. think that the other party will be able to deal with it. if successful, the people don't go back to their party.
major issue, national crisis that polarizes voters to turn away from the party they support. could be something like a crash in the economy or war.
temporary party shift where people just dislike their party's candidate, but don't happen often.
not drastic like party alignment, but happens gradually over many election cycles. for example, change from democrats dominance in south to republicans.
citizen's affinity for a political party
any party not republican or democrat
only one person can win in each congressional district
whoever gets the most votes wins
Proportional representation system
voting system that apportions legislative seats according to the percentage of votes a political party receives
third party candidate takes away votes from the party they are ideologically similar to and causes their mutual opponent to win
parties use to be closer together but growing farther a part ideologically.
1. redistricting and gerrymandering, better to not vote with the other party because of their voters than take chances
3. politically active people are becoming more extreme because social media reinforces views
two parties work together to compromise over bills and policies.
affects political polarization. high levels happen when parties are not working together. targets 2 groups of people with economic preferences.
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