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Information which is false or which emphasizes just one part of a situation, used by a government or political group to make people agree with them
An opinion about whether a person, group, or idea is good or bad which influences how you deal with it; to unfairly influence attitudes, choices, or decisions
One who favors governmental involvement in the economy, the provision of social services, and who takes an activist role in protecting the rights of individuals
One who believes that a government is best that governs least and that big government can only infringe on individual rights
To try to persuade the government or someone with political power that a law or situation should be changed
The main ideas and aims of a political party, especially, the ones that they state just before an election
An organized set of beliefs that strongly influence the way an individual or society behaves
Randomly select fraction of voters after they have voted (before official count); helps predict who winners will be
An organization that tries to elect its members to public office so that its views can become pubic policy
The party is the government; other parties may or may not be allowed to operate, but they usually have no power
Two major parties compete to control government; other parties may exist and affect elections, but rarely have enough support to elect a national leader or control the legislature (example: US)
Held if there is more than one member of same political party that is seeking office
Must be US citizen, at least 18 years old, and resident of state in which you'd like to vote in
May be cast when voters are not able to be at polling place on election day; early voting rules vary by state
Largest source of funds; individuals contribute directly or by hosting fundraisers
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