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political party

a group of people who think the same way in government issues

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political machine

a small group that controls all political activity in a certain area; Tammany Hall

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candidate-centered politics

focuses on candidates, and their issues

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party realignment

dramatic shifts in partisan preferences

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critical election

shows a realignment is happening

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secular realignment

gradual realignment

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national convention

a party meeting held to announce the party's candidate for president

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delegate

representative to party convention

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supeprdelegate

Democrat only: former party leaders, presidents and governers

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think tank

people who come up with a party's platform

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national party platform

platform on which a party will run a candidate on for president

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party identification

a citizens party preference

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proportional representation

if it is 51-49, then it is divided 51-49; if it is 89-11, then it is divided 99-1, if it is 40-60, then it is divided 40-60

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winner take all

if it is 51-49, then it is divided 100-0; if it is 89-11, then it is divided 100-0, if it is 40-60, then it is divided 0-100

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polarization

views by one party that are completely opposite the other