Flashcards in chapter 9: campaigns and elections Deck (56)
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.
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.
How many times has the popular vote not won the presidency?
In 1824, who won the popular vote?
Jackson. But after an electorate tie, Adams took the presidency
What state has the most electoral votes?
California at 55
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.
Amendment which limits president to two terms
Largest number of votes
Amendment which requires electors to vote separately for president and Vice President
Who counts electoral ballots?
Where do electors gather to cast their vote?
Their state capitols
More money in a campaign does what for competitiveness?
Drawing district boundaries which enhanced the reelection prospects of incumbents or one party
Who spends more in a House campaign? (Incumbent or challenger)
3 focuses of Federal Election Campaign Acts
Disclosure, limitations on campaign contributions, and subsidies
Why are limitations on campaign contributions controversial?
Threatens freedom of expression promised in first amendment
Who conducts federal elections?
Where do subsidies for presidential campaigns come from?
People can choose to contribute to the fund by checking a box on their income taxes
Why did Obama opt not to accept subsidies in his 2008 campaign?
He did not want to limit his spending
How much can PACS contribute to each election? (Primary and General)
What is another name for BCRA?
In 2010, what did Citzens United vs FEC establish?
Corporations can air ads explicitly criticizing candidates, but they cannot contribute financially to any campaign
Most well known Conservative 527.
Swift Vote Veterans
Most well known Democrat 527
What percent of the popular vote must minor presidential candidates receive in order to get subsidies on their campaigns?