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Quiz 5 Chapter 9
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In most states, the ____ provides the list of registered voters and makes certain that only qualified voters cast ballots.
____ are party conventions held at the local level that elect delegates to conventions at the county or congressional district level.
When e-mail fund-raising was newly introduced, one of the problems faced was that:
Many people were not yet online
Electors are selected during each presidential election year by _____.
The states' political parties
When the Citizens United decision was handed down, a flood of corporate cash was expected to enter the political system. The ruling did result in more corporate and union spending, but far less than anticipated because ____.
Many companies were reluctant to take stands that might alienate a large number of customers
The _____ evaluates the claims of national party convention delegates to be the legitimate representatives of their states.
_____ are representatives from each political party who are allowed to monitor voting places to make sure that the election is running fairly.
Which of the following is true of primary elections?
Voters select the candidates of their party, who will then run in the general election.
Which of the following statements is true of a general election?
It is regularly scheduled election held in even-numbered years.
Which of the following best describes soft money?
It is the money spent by corporation on independent political activities
According to some lawyers, 501(c)4 organization could make limited contributions directly to a candidate's campaign:
Without revealing the identities of its donors.
Unlike super political action committees, 527 committees:
We're prohibited from expressly advocating specific issues pertaining to the general public.
In self-nomination, the most common way to become a candidate for a local government post, a candidate _____.
Files a petition to be listed on the ballot.
Each state in the United States has as many electoral votes as _____.
It has senators and representatives
Which of the following statements is true of recent political fund-raising efforts?
One of the defining characteristics of Barack Obama's fund-raising campaign was its decentralization.
Which of the following statements is true of a semiopen primary?
Voters request the ballot for the party of their choice, either the Democratic ballot or the Republican ballot.
Beginning in 1800, the Federalists and Jefferson's Republicans held ____ to nominate candidates for president and vice president.
Which of the following statements is true of a direct primary?
The elections that nominate candidates for Congress are almost always direct primaries.
In a semiclosed primary, _____.
Voters are allowed to register with a party on Election Day.
To be elected, a presidential candidate must receive:
More than half of the 538 electoral votes available.
By the end of George Washington's eight years in office, political divisions among the nation's leaders had solidified into political parties. One such political party was ______.
Identify a provision that resulted from the 1974 amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
It created the Federal Election Commission to administer and enforce the act's provisions.
The 501c's ability to hide its contributors created a new campaign-financed issue. Which of the following best describes the views of Republicans?
Republicans argued that donors needed the right to remain anonymous so that they would not have to fear retribution.
The 501c's ability to hide its contributors created a new campaign-financed issue. Which of the following best describes the views of Democrats?
Democrats argued that anonymous contributors were simply a further corruption of the political process.
The _______ is a secret ballot that is prepared, distributed, and counted, by government officials at public expense.
To run a successful campaign, which of the following is a responsibility of the campaign staff?
To persuade the voters to go to the polls
In a blanket primary, voters ____.
Could choose the candidates of more than one party
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002:
Banned soft money at the national level and regulated campaign ads paid for by interest groups.
In 1832, the National Republicans and the Democratic Party settler on a new method of choosing candidates for president and vice president called the ______.
National nominating convention
Which of the following statements is true of the winner-take-all system?
In this system, the candidate who receives the largest popular vote in a state is credited with all that state's electoral votes.
A general election is a regularly scheduled election to choose ______.
Which of the following statements is true of a special election?
It is used to fill vacancies that occur by reason of death.
The District of Columbia has:
Three electoral votes, even though t is not a state.
In the context of the act of moving up the primaries of certain states, which of the following was a fear harbored by many Americans?
Long-shot candidates would no longer be able to propel themselves into serious contention by doing well in small early-voting states.
The first step to winning an election is :
The nomination process.
Which of the following public positions is chosen by voters during a national general election?
The position of the president
In the context of elections, which of the following is true of the ground game?
It emphasizes the importance of making human contact with target voters.
The Vice President serves a term of ___ years.
Who among the following can be considered a professional political consultant?
A media adviser
Which of the following statements is true of an indirect primary?
Voters choose delegates, who in turn choose candidates to represent their party.
In 2004, President George W. Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, pioneered a new campaign technique known as _____.
In the run-up to the 1828 elections, a new party known as _____ grew up around John Quincy Adams.
The National Republicans
The Federal Election Campaign Act allowed corporations, labor unions, and special interest groups to _____ to raise money for candidates.
Set up national political action committees
To be elected as the president, a candidate needs a minimum of ____ votes.
Which of the following is a limitation of the convention system that was used to nominate political party candidates?
Convention delegates were rarely chosen by a vote of the party's local members.
An elector is:
A member of the electoral college.
Which of the following are the only states to be exceptions to the winner-take-all system?
Maine and Nebraska
What happens if no presidential candidate receives the required number of electoral votes required to become president?
The House of Representatives chooses among the top three candidates.
A ____ candidate is one in which voters write the candidate's name on the ballot.
A person selected to represent the people of one geographic area at a party convention is known as a _____.
In which type of primary do voters receive both a Republican ballot and a Democratic ballot?
Why have candidates increasingly turned to professionals to manage their campaigns?
Today party organizations are no longe as important as they once were in providing campaign services
The attempt to learn damaging information about an opponent in a political campaign is known as ____.
In 2008, Barack Obama's gained an edge on his rivals in part because of his superior use of ____.
Which of the following fund raising techniques has been called "a one-day fund-raising frenzy"?
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