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TX gov chapter 4 questions
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What is the role of the permanent party organization
to recruit candidates, devise strategies, raise funds, distribute candidate info, register voters and turn out voters on election day
What is the role of the temporary party organization
primaries and conventions, to hold elections to select candidates for public office and local part officers
Do the two major parties in Texas have the same structure? Why or why not?
Yes, because Texas election code mandates it
What is the underlying assumption of conservative philosophy
that without government interference, capitalism will balance the markets out
Are democrats in Texas generally conservative? Why?
Somewhat, most are neoliberals and therefore more conservative with government interference in the market. But they support social programs and government interference to support social issues and environmental protections
What is the principal difficulty faced by women candidates for elective office?
stereotypes, money and beliefs
What is straight ticket voting?
practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election (going all in red or blue)
How many votes are needed to win an office in general elections?
Just whoever receives the most votes
When is the general election held?
The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
Why do parties have primaries?
To choose candidates
How many electoral votes does Texas have?
Does Texas mandate that the state executive committee comprise of equal men/women membership?
Yes, 1 man and 1 woman
Who had the fiercest political fighting between 1900 and 1950?
Conservative democrats and liberal democrats
What role do third parties play?
- Bring attention to issues that major parties may be ignoring
- Serve as spoilers in the election
Which party had the highest voter turnout in the last 3 primaries?
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