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Political Parties

Groups of people who seek to control Gov. by winning elections

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Nominating Functions

Party chooses candidates

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Informer-Stimulater Function

Party informs public
Stimulates interest in campaign

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Bonding agent Function

Guarantee the good performance of office holders and candidates

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Governmental Function

Majority Rule

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Watchdog Function

Minority
Watches over public business

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2 party system

2 major parties

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Single member district Pattern

Winner takes all

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America Idealogical Consensus

Both parties share same political principles

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Why people chose party

Family
Major events
Economic status
Age
Residence
Education

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Why dem.?

Urban
Labor unions
Jews
Catholics
Blacks

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Why rep.?

Rural
Small business owners
Evangelicals

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Why people don't vote

Apathy
Limitations
Don't think it'll make a difference
Uninformed
Weather

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Limitations on voting

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Register
Go to polls
Felon
Not citizen

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Pres.

Head

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National Chairman

Appointed by Pres.
Runs day to day affairs

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National Committee

People of states
Board of directors

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National Convention

Held every 4 years
Delegates from all states
2 major responsibilities

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Major responsibilities

Nominate pres and vp
Write party platform

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Congressional Campaign Committee

Reelect incumbents
Elect challengers

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Purpose of minor parties

Force 2 major parties to take a stand on a controversial issue

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Goal of third party

Spoiler role

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Types of 3rd parties

Idealogical
Single issue
Economic protest
Splinter

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Free soil

Van buren

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Know nothing

Yeah

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Greenback

Weaver

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Populist

Bryan

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Socialist

Debbs

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Bull moose

Roosevelt

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States rights dem.

Thurmond

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American independent party

Wallace

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Reform party

Perot

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Functions of state and local gov.

Build effective organization
Promote unity
Find candidates
Provide campaign

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Nomination

Naming of those who will seek office

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Nomination by...

Self announcement
Caucus
Convention

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Caucus

Group of like minded people who meet the select candidates

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Direct primary

Pick parties candidates for general election

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Open

All voters participate

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Closed

Only declared party members participate

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Runoff primary

Absolute majority
Top 2

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Non partisan primary

Candidates are not identified by a political party

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Contested

2 or more candidates for one party

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Federal Responsibilities in elections

Set date
Guarantee secret ballot
Regulate finance

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Coat tail Effect

Strong candidate at top help attract to others

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Australian Ballot

Secret

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Office-group ballot

Candidates for each office are grouped together

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Party-Column Ballot

Candidates listed by party

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Voting the straight ticket

All one party

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Ticket splitting

Different parties

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Voting, symbol of democracy

We choose leaders
Gives legitimately to Gov.
Influences public policy