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30

What was the Corrupt Bargain of 1824?

Clay, who came in fourth in the election, threw his support behind Adams during the congressional vote for president. As a thank you, Adams made him his VP.

31

Who won the popular vote in the election of 2000? Who won president?

Gore (popular won by 500,000) and Bush (electoral victory by 5) respectively.

32

How many times has the popular vote not won the presidency?

4

33

In 1824, who won the popular vote?

Jackson. But after an electorate tie, Adams took the presidency

34

What state has the most electoral votes?

California at 55

35

Is it possible to have a president and Vice President from two different parties?

Yes, if the vote goes to congress and the house and senate are controlled by two different parties.

36

Amendment which limits president to two terms

22nd

37

Plurality

Largest number of votes

38

Amendment which requires electors to vote separately for president and Vice President

12th

39

Who counts electoral ballots?

Congress

40

Where do electors gather to cast their vote?

Their state capitols

41

More money in a campaign does what for competitiveness?

Increases

42

Drawing district boundaries which enhanced the reelection prospects of incumbents or one party

Partisan gerrymandering

44

Who spends more in a House campaign? (Incumbent or challenger)

Incumbent, 3:1

45

3 focuses of Federal Election Campaign Acts

Disclosure, limitations on campaign contributions, and subsidies

46

Why are limitations on campaign contributions controversial?

Threatens freedom of expression promised in first amendment

47

Who conducts federal elections?

The states

48

Where do subsidies for presidential campaigns come from?

People can choose to contribute to the fund by checking a box on their income taxes

49

Why did Obama opt not to accept subsidies in his 2008 campaign?

He did not want to limit his spending

50

How much can PACS contribute to each election? (Primary and General)

$5,000

51

What is another name for BCRA?

McCain-Feingold Bill

52

In 2010, what did Citzens United vs FEC establish?

Corporations can air ads explicitly criticizing candidates, but they cannot contribute financially to any campaign

53

Most well known Conservative 527.

Swift Vote Veterans

54

Most well known Democrat 527

Move On

55

What percent of the popular vote must minor presidential candidates receive in order to get subsidies on their campaigns?

15%

56

PACS putting together funds for several different groups

Bundling