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AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Federal Matching Funds
currently holding an office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
Incumbent
currently holding an office
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
17 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Front-Loaded Campaign
General Election
currently holding an office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
campaigning heavily in the early primaries (usually if the ca…
a national or state election
Incumbent
currently holding an office
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
35 terms
AP Government - Elections & Campaigns
incumbent
coattails
PACs
malapportionment
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
Political Action Committees, raise money for candidates on be…
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they…
incumbent
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
coattails
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
17 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Front-Loaded Campaign
General Election
currently holding an office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
campaigning heavily in the early primaries (usually if the ca…
a national or state election
Incumbent
currently holding an office
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
45 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Federal Matching Funds
currently holding an office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
Incumbent
currently holding an office
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
AP Government - Elections
Incumbent Advantage
Gerrymandering
Nomination
General Elections
Representatives who run for reelection win approximately 90 p…
The practice of drawing congressional district lines to benef…
Endorsement to run for office by a political party.
Election held on the first Tuesday of November, during which…
Incumbent Advantage
Representatives who run for reelection win approximately 90 p…
Gerrymandering
The practice of drawing congressional district lines to benef…
15 terms
Campaigns/ Elections AP Government
Citizen United v. FEC (2010)
voter canvas
Super Pacs
Soft money
a landmark supreme court case that ruled that individuals, co…
process by which a campaign reaches individual voters, either…
Independent expenditure- only PAC are known as Super PAC beca…
political contributions earmarked for party building expenses…
Citizen United v. FEC (2010)
a landmark supreme court case that ruled that individuals, co…
voter canvas
process by which a campaign reaches individual voters, either…
AP Government- Elections and Campaigns
Founders view on executive power
Formal and informal powers of the pres…
How is the executive office of the pre…
Official duties of vice president, ste…
Position of royal governor
informal powers include setting a legislative agenda, executi…
Headed by chief of staff higher up is more important, pyramid…
Head of senate cast a vote in event of senate gridlock, certi…
Founders view on executive power
Position of royal governor
Formal and informal powers of the pres…
informal powers include setting a legislative agenda, executi…
39 terms
AP Government: Elections
how often House Of Representatives run…
how often Senators run
incumbent advantage
gerrymandering
every 2 years; sometimes run unopposed
every 6 years
representatives who run for reelection win 90% of the time du…
partisan redrawing of congressional district borders; aka red…
how often House Of Representatives run…
every 2 years; sometimes run unopposed
how often Senators run
every 6 years
15 terms
Ap government elections
527
bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002
campaign reform act of 1974
"American plan"
primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, a…
regulating the financing of political campaigns
This law allowed corporations, unions, and trade associations…
starts primary in the small states going into bigger states
527
primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, a…
bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002
regulating the financing of political campaigns
AP GOVERNMENT: Voting and Elections
19th Amendment
26th Amendment
Motor Voter
Turnout
The 19th amendment extended the right to vote for women in fe…
Lowered the voting age from 18 to 21.... Why is this significan…
During the 1996 election, this required states to let people…
This is the proportion of the eligible voters that come out t…
19th Amendment
The 19th amendment extended the right to vote for women in fe…
26th Amendment
Lowered the voting age from 18 to 21.... Why is this significan…
AP Government: Campaigns & Elections
incumbent
coattails
PACs
malapportionment
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
Political Action Committees, raise money for candidates on be…
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they…
incumbent
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
coattails
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
36 terms
AP Government - Campaigns & Elections
Primary Election
Open Primary
Closed Primary
Caucus
Election conducted within a political party to select candida…
Primary where voters don't have to declare their party affili…
Primary where voters must declare their party affiliation bef…
An interactive meeting of members to select a candidate
Primary Election
Election conducted within a political party to select candida…
Open Primary
Primary where voters don't have to declare their party affili…
14 terms
AP Government - Elections
Direct Primary
Closed Primary
Open Primary
Blanket Primary
The selection of party candidates through ballots of qualifie…
A primary election in which ONLY a party's registered voters…
any qualified voter can take part in election
All voters get the same ballot listing every candidate regard…
Direct Primary
The selection of party candidates through ballots of qualifie…
Closed Primary
A primary election in which ONLY a party's registered voters…
AP Government - Elections & Campaigns
incumbent
coattails
PACs
malapportionment
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
Political Action Committees, raise money for candidates on be…
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they…
incumbent
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
coattails
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
45 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Coattails
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Federal Matching Funds
Iowa Caucus
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
First state to hold a caucus or primary, therefore giving Iow…
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
Political Action Committee (PAC)
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
41 terms
AP Government: Campaigns & Elections
incumbent
coattails
PACs
malapportionment
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
Political Action Committees, raise money for candidates on be…
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they…
incumbent
An officeholder who is seeking reelection.
coattails
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
21 terms
AP Government: Elections
Super Tuesday
Front-loaded primaries
New Hampshire Primary
Retail politics
the date when a large number of states hold presidential prim…
the move by states to move up their primaries and caucuses to…
reflects the first in the national presidential vote. It diff…
the way candidates conduct their campaign with the objective…
Super Tuesday
the date when a large number of states hold presidential prim…
Front-loaded primaries
the move by states to move up their primaries and caucuses to…
15 terms
AP Government: Elections
Reasons for low voter turnout
Majority
Plurality
Proportional
1. Disenfranchisement... 2. Weak Party Affilliation... 3. Election…
Type of electoral system in which to win a seat in a represen…
A type of electoral system in which victory goes to the indiv…
A multiple member district system allows each political party…
Reasons for low voter turnout
1. Disenfranchisement... 2. Weak Party Affilliation... 3. Election…
Majority
Type of electoral system in which to win a seat in a represen…
31 terms
Elections Quiz AP Government
What is the purpose of elections?
What are the 3 kinds of elections?
Referendum
Initiative
They institutionalize political activity; participation can b…
Referendum, Initiative, Recall *not available at NATIONAL level
A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters…
SOME states allow voters to gather enough petition signatures…
What is the purpose of elections?
They institutionalize political activity; participation can b…
What are the 3 kinds of elections?
Referendum, Initiative, Recall *not available at NATIONAL level
23 terms
AP Government: Elections and Voting
Electorate
Mandate
Primary Election
Closed Primary
The citizens eligible to vote
A command indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected…
Election in which voters decide which of the candidates withi…
A primary election inwhich only a party's registered voters a…
Electorate
The citizens eligible to vote
Mandate
A command indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected…
39 terms
AP Government Elections and Campaigns
Nomination
Campaign Strategy
National party convention
McGovern-Fraser Commission
The official endorsement of a candidate for office by a polit…
The master game plan candidates lay out to guide their electo…
The supreme power within each of the parties. The convention…
A commission formed at the 1986 Democratic convention in resp…
Nomination
The official endorsement of a candidate for office by a polit…
Campaign Strategy
The master game plan candidates lay out to guide their electo…
Campaigns/ Elections AP Government
Citizen United v. FEC (2010)
voter canvas
Super Pacs
Soft money
a landmark supreme court case that ruled that individuals, co…
process by which a campaign reaches individual voters, either…
Independent expenditure- only PAC are known as Super PAC beca…
political contributions earmarked for party building expenses…
Citizen United v. FEC (2010)
a landmark supreme court case that ruled that individuals, co…
voter canvas
process by which a campaign reaches individual voters, either…
16 terms
AP Government and Politics (Elections)
2 Facts about Incumbents:... (Incumbent A…
What is Plurality?
What is a Runoff Primary?
What is a Superdelegate?
1. Representatives who run for reelection win about 90% of th…
The greatest number of votes, but not more than half the tota…
An election held between the two highest vote getters, but ne…
Someone who is granted automatic delegate status and can choo…
2 Facts about Incumbents:... (Incumbent A…
1. Representatives who run for reelection win about 90% of th…
What is Plurality?
The greatest number of votes, but not more than half the tota…
AP Government - Elections
Direct Primary
Closed Primary
Open Primary
Blanket Primary
The selection of party candidates through ballots of qualifie…
A primary election in which ONLY a party's registered voters…
any qualified voter can take part in election
All voters get the same ballot listing every candidate regard…
Direct Primary
The selection of party candidates through ballots of qualifie…
Closed Primary
A primary election in which ONLY a party's registered voters…
32 terms
AP Government Elections
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
Soft money
Political action committee
Federal Election Commission
Banned soft money contributions to national political parties…
Funds obtained by political parties that are spent party acti…
A private group that raises and distributes funds for use in…
Six member bipartisan agency that administers and enforces ca…
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
Banned soft money contributions to national political parties…
Soft money
Funds obtained by political parties that are spent party acti…
Elections Vocabulary AP Government
Caucus
Blanket Primary
Closed Primary
Open Primary
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
A primary election in which each voter may vote for candidate…
A primary in which only registered members of a particular po…
A primary in which any registered voter can vote (but must vo…
Caucus
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
Blanket Primary
A primary election in which each voter may vote for candidate…
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Federal Matching Funds
currently holding an office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
Incumbent
currently holding an office
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
AP Government Elections and Campaigns
Mandate
Electorate
Prospective Voting
Retrospective Voting
How much political capital you have after the vote (winning b…
voters (can change depending on race, election, place)
Looks towards how the candidate will act in the future
Looks at candidates past choices and effects
Mandate
How much political capital you have after the vote (winning b…
Electorate
voters (can change depending on race, election, place)
44 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Electorate
Mandate
Primary Election
Closed Primary
The citizens eligible to vote
A command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the electe…
Election in which voters decide which of the candidates withi…
A primary election in which only a party's registered voters…
Electorate
The citizens eligible to vote
Mandate
A command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the electe…
37 terms
AP GOVERNMENT: Voting and Elections
19th Amendment
26th Amendment
Motor Voter
Turnout
The 19th amendment extended the right to vote for women in fe…
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.... Why is this significan…
During the 1996 election, this required states to let people…
This is the proportion of the eligible voters that come out t…
19th Amendment
The 19th amendment extended the right to vote for women in fe…
26th Amendment
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.... Why is this significan…
24 terms
AP Government: Chapter 10 Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Malapportionment
The person already holding an elective office
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union or interest…
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they…
Incumbent
The person already holding an elective office
Coattails
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
20 terms
AP Government - Elections
Moter Voter Bill
National Registration Act (1993)
General Election
Primary Election
A system to reduce voter fraud by limiting voting to those wh…
Allows people to register to vote while applying for or renew…
Election in which voters elect officeholders
Election in which voters determine party nominees
Moter Voter Bill
A system to reduce voter fraud by limiting voting to those wh…
National Registration Act (1993)
Allows people to register to vote while applying for or renew…
18 terms
AP Government Elections and Campaigns
Caucus
Electoral College
Federal Election Commission
General Election
A meeting of the members of politics to decide who the presid…
A body of people who cast votes for the election of the presi…
An independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by…
A regular election of candidates for office, as opposed to a…
Caucus
A meeting of the members of politics to decide who the presid…
Electoral College
A body of people who cast votes for the election of the presi…
AP Government; Campaigns and Elections
Ballot Fatigue
Efficacy
Preclearance Requirement of the Civil…
Motor Voter Laws
As there are several names listed on the ballots, many voters…
The belief held by some people who feel that their voting cou…
Section four of the Civil Rights Act made it so that if any d…
Passed in 1993, and was used for the 1996 election. Requires…
Ballot Fatigue
As there are several names listed on the ballots, many voters…
Efficacy
The belief held by some people who feel that their voting cou…
44 terms
AP Government (Elections)
Political Socialization
Liberal
Moderate
Conservative
The process though which individuals in a society acquire pol…
One who believes the national government should be active in…
One whose beliefs fall somewhere between liberal and conserva…
One who believes government should be limited, except in supp…
Political Socialization
The process though which individuals in a society acquire pol…
Liberal
One who believes the national government should be active in…
55 terms
ap government campaigns and elections
elections in the US
running for congress
path to presidency step 1
ptp step 2
up to the states ... 1st tuesday after the 1st monday in novembe…
incumbency = biggest predictor ... equal rep in senate ... house =…
declare candidacy
win party's nomination January to June primaries and caucuses…
elections in the US
up to the states ... 1st tuesday after the 1st monday in novembe…
running for congress
incumbency = biggest predictor ... equal rep in senate ... house =…
48 terms
AP Government elections and campaigns
Parties
candidates are on their own with assis…
media and money
impact of ads
used to determine or powerfully influence who was nominated…
media ... direct mail firms... polling firms... political technology f…
candidates depends and spend most on media
no clear relationship between exposure and victory ... recent st…
Parties
used to determine or powerfully influence who was nominated…
candidates are on their own with assis…
media ... direct mail firms... polling firms... political technology f…
23 terms
AP Government Elections and Voting
electorate
mandate
primary election
closed primary
the citizens eligible to vote
a command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the electe…
election in which voters decide which of he candidates within…
a primary election in which only a party's registered voters…
electorate
the citizens eligible to vote
mandate
a command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the electe…
49 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Federal Matching Funds
Primary
Front-Loaded Campaign
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
campaigning heavily in the early primaries (usually if the ca…
Political Action Committee (PAC)
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
Federal Matching Funds
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
44 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
Incumbent
Coattails
Political Action Committee (PAC)
Federal Matching Funds
currently holding an office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
public funding of presidential campaigns that is provided for…
Incumbent
currently holding an office
Coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
20 terms
AP Government Elections and Campaigns
General Election
Primary Election
Plurality
Caucus
An election held to choose which candidate will hold office.
An Election held to choose candidates for office
If a state votes 51%, then all votes go to that candidate
A meeting of people, often in an auditorium or church basemen…
General Election
An election held to choose which candidate will hold office.
Primary Election
An Election held to choose candidates for office
17 terms
AP Government campaigns and elections
Suffrage
Political efficacy
Political apathy
Incumbent
Right to vote
The belief that your vote matters, that you can make a differ…
The belief that your vote doesn't matter, so why bother to vote
Candidate who currently holds office
Suffrage
Right to vote
Political efficacy
The belief that your vote matters, that you can make a differ…
17 terms
AP Government: Elections and Campaigns
caucus
Federal Election Commission
Gerrymandering
Incumbency
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
A commission created by the 1974 amendments to the Federal El…
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose o…
Holding a political office for which one is running
caucus
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
Federal Election Commission
A commission created by the 1974 amendments to the Federal El…
AP Government Chapter 8: Elections
electoral vote
party ratio
seat shift
incumbent
votes cast by members of the electoral college; after a presi…
the proportions of seats in the house and senate that are con…
a change in the number of seats held by republicans and democ…
a politician running for reelection to the office he/she is c…
electoral vote
votes cast by members of the electoral college; after a presi…
party ratio
the proportions of seats in the house and senate that are con…
AP Government Chpt. 7 - Elections
incumbent advantage
closed primary
open primary
blanket primary
Representatives who run for reelection win 90% of the time. I…
Voting is restricted to registered members of a political par…
Voters may vote only in one party's primary, but they may vot…
Voters may vote for one candidate per office of either party.
incumbent advantage
Representatives who run for reelection win 90% of the time. I…
closed primary
Voting is restricted to registered members of a political par…
22 terms
AP Government: Election Terms
incumbent
coattails
political action committee (PAC)
malapportionment
the person already holding a political office
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
a committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest…
drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they…
incumbent
the person already holding a political office
coattails
the alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
24 terms
AP Government Election Terms
registered voters
voting age population
Primary Election
Open Primary
citizens and residents are registered in order to be authoriz…
Voting age population (VAP) refers to the set of individuals…
a preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party confer…
a primary election in which voters are not required to declar…
registered voters
citizens and residents are registered in order to be authoriz…
voting age population
Voting age population (VAP) refers to the set of individuals…
AP Government Campaign and Elections
How many electoral votes does it take…
The Electoral College has how many mem…
What court case banned "soft money", r…
What happened in the Citizens United v…
270
538
McCain v. Feingold
It proved that under the First Amendment corporate funding is…
How many electoral votes does it take…
270
The Electoral College has how many mem…
538
27 terms
AP Government Wilson Chapter 10 Elections and Campaigns
blanket primary
closed primary
coattails (political)
electoral coalition
A variant of the open primary in which the voter receives a b…
A type of primary in which the voter must be a registered mem…
The tendency of lesser-known or weaker candidates to profit i…
A base of committed partisans supporting an electoral candida…
blanket primary
A variant of the open primary in which the voter receives a b…
closed primary
A type of primary in which the voter must be a registered mem…
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