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An election that signals a party realignment through voter polarization around new issues and personalities.
Politics that focuses on the candidates, their particular issues, and character rather than party affiliation.
A party meeting held in the presidential election year for the purposes of nominating a presidential and vice presidential ticket and adopting a platform.
national party platform
A statement of the general and specific philosophy and policy goals of a political party, usually promulgated at the national convention.
A voting system that apportions legislative seats according to the percentage of the vote won by a particular political party.
An organized effort by office holders, candidates, activists, and voters to pursue their common interests by gaining and exercising power through the electoral process.
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