Flashcards in Chapter 10- Elections and Campaigns Deck (19):
A primary election in which each votor may vote for candidates from both parties
A primary election in which voting is limited to already registered party member members.
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an election because of the presence at the top of the ticket of a better known candidate, such as the president.
No election held to choose which candidate will hold office
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts in the bizarre or unusual shapes to favor one party
The person already holding an elective office.
Spending by political action committees, corporations, or labor unions that his done to help a party or candidate but is done independently of them.
Drawing the boundaries of legislative district so they are unequal in population.
A primary election in which voters may choose which party to vote as they enter the polling place.
Political action committee (PAC)
A committee, set up by corporation, labor union, or interest group, that raises and spend campaign money from voluntary donations.
In issue about which the public is divided and rival candidates or political parties adopt different policy positions.
Election held to choose candidates for office.
Voting for a candidate because you theater his or her ideas for handling issues.
Voting for a candidate because you like his or her past actions in office.
A second primary election held when no candidate was a majority of the votes in the first primary.
Buns obtained by political parties that I spent on party activities, such as get-out-the-vote drives, but not on behalf of a specific candidate
An increase in the votes can usually get when they first run for reelection
Issue about which the public is united and rival candidates or political parties adopt similar positions in hopes that each will be thought to best represent those widely shared beliefs.